Higher Ed Bubble Week at College Insurrection
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Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 08:30am 2 Comments
It was a rough week in academia.
- Law School Applications Continue to Fall
- Colleges of Arts and Sciences Struggle With Enrollment
- Virginia Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Closing of Sweet Briar
Things are tough all over.
- University of Illinois to Cut Jobs
- Clearwater Christian College to Close
- Anthem College Closes Minnesota Campus
Which might explain why this is happening.
- New York Times Opinion Writer Describes Defaulting on Student Loans
- Defaulting on Student Loans is “Fashionable Theft”
- Federal Government Intervenes for Students in Debt to Corinthian Colleges
At least good things are happening in Texas.
Title IX is leading to all sorts of madness.
- Even Liberals Are Starting to Notice Title IX Stinks
- Is Title IX Being Used to Regulate Speech Off Campus?
Duke University is having some free speech issues.
- Duke Students Demand Firing of Conservative Libertarian Columnist
- Duke University in Spotlight Over Writer Controversy
- Columbia’s Mattress Girl Releases a Sex Tape
- Reminder: Mattress Girl Attended the Last State of the Union Address
Speaking of rape culture.
- Dubious Rape Accusation Leads to Expulsion at Amherst
- U. Missouri May Ban Women From Frats on Weekends to Fight Rape
- Successful Anti-Rape Training Program Criticized For Not Blaming Men
Hint: The answer is yes.
All leftism, all the time.
- Georgetown Votes To Divest From Fossil Fuels
- U. Oklahoma to Start Mandatory Diversity Training
- Morgan State Prof Suggests White People Should Give Their Money to Black People
Do as he says, not as he did.
- College Dropout Bill Gates Tells Students to Stay in School
- College Dropouts Are Thriving in the Tech World
Good for them.
- Pro-Life Student Group Wins $20,000 in Free Speech Case
- Conservative Students Bring ‘Needed Dialogue’ to Stanford University
Yada yada yada…
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Seeing that this is dealing with “Higher Ed..” I thought this letter from Denis MacEion, who has a Ph.D in Persian/Islamic Studies from Cambridge, to the UK National Union of Students, worth broader exposure, especially to American colleges, in light of his exposure of the bigoted hypocrisy of the BDS movement.
The world you live in is upside-down: you claim to act in defense of human rights, but your motions do not reflect this. You give free passage to the worst abusers of human rights — countries that persecute religious minorities, suppress and kill women, throw homosexuals from high roofs, execute hundreds of dissidents every year, imprison, torture and slaughter — without rebuke. Yet you fulminate against Israel, which does none of those things.
Why should you think your resolution to boycott Israel will make the slightest impression on the sixth largest country, economically, in the world? It is a mere irritant that sends out a false message that tells the world more about you than about Israel.
Your prejudice is as appalling as your refusal to act fairly and honestly. Criticize Israel if you must, but at least learn that it does great good for mankind and that the best hope for the Palestinian people, with whom you express solidarity, does not lie in further acts of terrorism and warfare, “
The Higher Education Bubble (Encounter Broadside) Paperback – June 26, 2012
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds
America is facing a higher education bubble. Like the housing bubble, it is the product of cheap credit coupled with popular expectations of ever-increasing returns on investment, and as with housing prices, the cheap credit has caused college tuitions to vastly outpace inflation and family incomes. Now this bubble is bursting.
“In this Broadside, Glenn Harlan Reynolds explains the causes and effects of this bubble and the steps colleges and universities must take to ensure their survival. Many graduates are unable to secure employment sufficient to pay off their loans, which are usually not dischargeable in bankruptcy. As students become less willing to incur debt for education, colleges and universities will have to adapt to a new world of cost pressures and declining public support….”