Students are increasingly concerned about high costs and decreasing quality in higher education. But a major cause of those problems, the government accreditation system, is less well known. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that hundreds of schools retain accreditation despite low graduation rates and
...approaching college with purpose will animate your university years with color and infuse them with deeper meaning. You won’t be resigned to living for the weekends because...you will discover the best within you...
Slowly but subtly, a change is taking place in university culture. Once havens for free speech and the discussion of ideas, universities are finding ways to restrict student speech and reduce the “psychological trauma” associated with encountering new views. Once places where students prepared for
With classes starting up again, President Obama took the opportunity to state his vision for the future of American higher education in an article published in several college newspapers. He writes:
"So we are making college more affordable, gearing the education you receive to the demands
The false alternative between achieving academic goals and having fun
Each September, students arrive on college campuses and prepare for the academic challenges ahead. They arm themselves with lists, schedules, and planners as they seek out classes, bookstores, and financial aid offices. The air seems alive
The problem with the perceived divide between work and life.
With graduation day looming for this year’s college class, millions of students will soon be joining those already seeking employment, while the employed nervously hope their positions are safe. Media commentators and political leaders, following the
Objectivists Expand Presence
The Stanford Review, January 8, 2010
Jordan Carr claims that a revival of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism at Stanford does not result from any “attitudinal shift” among students. Instead, he thinks, a philosophy that upholds reason, egoism and capitalism is appealing to
Business schools fail their students by emphasizing altruism rather than the virtues of wealth-creation.
With the global economy in tatters, trillions of dollars in wealth destroyed, once mighty corporations bankrupted, and levels of unemployment unseen in decades, much public opprobrium has been leveled at the financiers
Thirsting After Sanity, March 26th, 2009
The University of Calgary
In your article you argue that by extension the right to life implies that humans have a right to water. This is a gross misunderstanding of what it means for an individual to have a right.
Colleges and universities are identified as institutions committed to the pursuit of knowledge and the promotion of free speech. A university trains its students to think critically and encourages active debate among them. It is a place where students can forge their own conclusions and