Editor’s Note: This is a fun piece by Gerry Kauvar of The George Washington University. Gerry offered it to us for publication and I think you’ll enjoy the read. It may not be far off!! WSS> by Gerald Kauvar, Special Assistant to the President Emeritus and Research Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, The George Washington University The Business Model of Fly By Night … Continue reading Fly by Night (Or Day) University (or who needs variable tuition?)
by Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute/EPI International Yesterday, I had the pleasure of conscripting a panel of experts at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Policy Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining me on the panel was Laura Perna (Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Bill Tierney (Professor, University of Southern California, and AERA President), and Steve Trachtenberg (President Emeritus, … Continue reading Debating the Future of Higher Education
By Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service, and Gerald B. Kauvar, Special Assistant to the President Emeritus and Research Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, The George Washington University A president bearing the blame for the sins of others or one provided by the trustees as a burnt offering to whatever gods may be. Maybe. Some who resign take … Continue reading An Academic Question — Scapegoat or Sacrificial Lamb?
by Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute Ok. I just read this article in The Chronicle for Higher Education this morning. “Former Graduate Student Sues Vanderbilt Over Grant-Payback Requirement.” The gist of the story is that a young, pretty graduate student receives acceptance letter from the famed Peabody College of Education and Human Development in 2009 offering her a position and … Continue reading From the “You’ve Got to be Kidding Me” Category: Student Sues Vanderbilt?
I was listening (and watching) Mitt Romney’s Acceptance Speech last night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. It was a decent political speech, and, thankfully, much better than Clint Eastwood’s effort (the octogenarian acted every bit his age and seemed off script and “lost” at points; but he could still beat the crap out of me). Romney didn’t say much about college, other than … Continue reading Mitt Romney, College, and our Penchant for Ivy League Presidents