A while ago, I wrote a guest blog post on the Washington Post, about using Google to manage the American college and university application process. I got some good response to it: A lot of people thought there was some merit to the idea; some thought I was crazy, and many […]
There has been a lot of discussion recently about several free tuition programs that are under consideration. Because I frequently point out that we’re not sending enough poor kids to college in this country, you’d think I’d be all gaga about the possibility. You would be wrong. This is because […]
The teaser in email from the New York times was promising: It’s generally a good article, pointing out the arbitrary definition of need and how it varies from one college to another. It demonstrates how out-of pocket costs for any student can swing wildly, even among the institutions that claim […]
We hear it all the time: Demographics are changing. And of course, they are. But turmoil in higher education goes way beyond just the numbers of people who might be graduating from high school. I’ve been doing a presentation on our campus to talk to people about how things are […]
Most dumb ideas are hatched by men, so I’m going to assume that whoever it was that first uttered “Students are our customers,” was probably a guy. I’d like to kick him on his butt, although since I’m generally a pacifist, I probably wouldn’t given the chance. Still… The idea […]
I had another title all picked out for this post: It was going to be “An Interesting Week for the College Board” or something like that. But after I typed the title, I realized that the College Board and the Catholic Church share a lot in common, at least from […]
This week, I wrote a guest blog post for Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post Answer Sheet. You can read it here.