Leaving the Blight of Higher Education: Part I–Farewell, Students

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. In May of 2020, my wife and I took our retirement after more than 30 years of teaching college, the last 20 years of which we spent at what I will call Upstate Consolation University, a mid-tier state college somewhere in the Northeast. My wife … Continue reading “Leaving the Blight of Higher Education: Part I–Farewell, Students”


Universities Spend Big Money on Public Relations

Recent studies reveal a disturbing trend in higher education: colleges, both private and public, are increasingly devoting a significant amount of time and money to public relations. In a time of tight state budgets, rising tuition rates, and growing concerns over the “corporatization” of higher education, it’s troublesome that universities are finding plenty of money … Continue reading “Universities Spend Big Money on Public Relations”