Letter to the Editor: Restructure student loan payments

To the editor: In reading the many points presented and disparity in socio- economic difference, why has no one ever merely looked at the repayment system and interest accrual on student loans. Re structuring students loans similar to house and car payments were once monthly payments are met additional funding can be applied to the … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Restructure student loan payments”


Letter to the Editor: How to teach students how to think

To the editor: Excellent article: how to teach students how to think. I have a few additions: read the new methods of reporting the most catastrophic events of the past century by reading Soviet and Polish dissident literature, primarily Solzhenitzen (the Gulag Archipelago) and Shalamov (the Kolyma Tales) novel form of reporting on Auschwitz done … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: How to teach students how to think”


Letter to the Editor: How prospective students can choose a major

To the editor: The article on “How Higher Education is Going to Change” talks about the increasing importance of consumer input to the mix of what is offered. But how do prospective students/consumers know what they prefer in their education? In many or most cases, they are clueless. The typical entering student has no idea … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: How prospective students can choose a major”


Letter to the Editor: Are we perpetuating the model minority myth?

To the editor: Regarding Asian debunk CRT… I feel this is perpetrating the model minority myth…. also leaving out the huge wealth gap documented that Asian Americans have in America. Yes there are more Asians in ivy league schools but less of them in business leadership positions than their white counter parts . Also with … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Are we perpetuating the model minority myth?”


Letter to the Editor: What do diversity office staff members actually do?

To the editor: It’s a trick question! “How successful are these initiatives at carrying out their goals?” “Wellllll, son, that all depends …. on just zackly what those ‘goals’ might happen to be, now, don’t it?!” Let us look at Michigan, one of those highlighted by the study for their massively disproportionate DIES staffing, to … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: What do diversity office staff members actually do?”


Letter to the Editor: Diversity offices are unnecessary

To the editor: Excellent piece on diversity offices. They are both unnecessary and damaging to a university’s proper mission. They are unnecessary because universities have survived quite well without them for 1000 years. They are damaging because, as the article shows, they have no beneficial effects and several deleterious ones, such as the introduction of … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Diversity offices are unnecessary”


Letter to the Editor: Subjectivity of peer review

To the editor: Peer reviews are always suspect because the peers usually have have their own subjective opinions and are therefore inclined to bias.  Review should only address factual integrity. Rockne Hughes Enid, Oklahoma


Letter to the Editor: Davidson College has changed

To the editor: I graduated from Davidson College nearly 50 years ago. Since that time, the College has maintained that the culture of the school has remained unchanged. The failure to adopt the Chicago Principles of Free Expression demonstrates to this graduate that this is simply not true. Thank you for your coverage of what … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Davidson College has changed”


Letter to the Editor: Syllabi should be easier to obtain

To the editor: Peter Knupfer makes some valid points in his July 13 letter to the editor, “Syllabi Aren’t Secrets,” but I disagree that syllabi “are as public as can be.” I would like to examine all the syllabi of a particular highly influential academic department at a distant university. My formal requests have been … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Syllabi should be easier to obtain”


Letter to the Editor: Academic freedom in jeopardy at Berea College

To the editor: Of course the process was arbitrary, unfair, malicious, and rigged.  What else is new? The outcome was (or should have been) apparent at the start.  As soon as Prof. Porter had the gall, the temerity, the deplorably, non-Progressive chutzpah (many would call it blind stupidity) to question & doubt the Star Chamber … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Academic freedom in jeopardy at Berea College”