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Category Archives: students

Postscript to My Post on the McAdams Case

John Wilson’s post containing the letter from the national AAUP to the Marquette administration somewhat clarifies several of the issues with McAdams—that is, clarifies the issues without presuming to resolve … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

Abolish the Military Academies: Give Peace a Chance

The hawkish Washington Post has actually published an op-ed advocating the abolition of the military academies. Having been involved in a career struggle a few years back with the Air Force Academy, or more … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Four Additional and Very Revealing Charts about the Economics of Intercollegiate Athletics and of College Football in Particular

“Sports Chart of the Day” is a news item distributed daily by Business Insider. The sources of these charts are indicated at the bottom of each chart.    

January 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Two Charts That Show Where the Money Is in College Football

The first chart shows the average revenues per team by conference in 2013: The article in Business Insider, which includes some explanation of the chart, is available at: The … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Some Early Thoughts on President Obama’s Proposal for Free Education at U.S. Community Colleges

I should begin by stating that I am in favor of any proposal that provides free higher education at public colleges and universities. In fact, I am in favor of … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

President Obama’s Proposal for “Free” Education at U.S. Community Colleges

Tonight President Obama announced a new higher-education proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America. In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Speaker Series at Wright State University: Overview


January 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Ten Questions for Conference and Chapter Leaders: 1. Ohio Conference

This is the first post in what I hope will be a series, in which conference and chapter leaders comment on the issues that they are trying to address and … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Young Invincibles’ Annual Report on State Support for Higher Education; Or, Analogously, What If Almost Half of Your Students Received D’s and F’s

Here is the table summarizing the results from the Young Invincibles report on state support for higher education over this past year: The detailed profiles for each state are available … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

It Is Time for Some Real Accountability

In a feature article for University Business, Ioanna Opidee provides an overview of the major trends related to postsecondary teaching that we might expect in 2015. Opidee focuses on what … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

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