So, the big news this week is the college admissions cheating scandal. But it’s not the scandal itself that I find interesting. Didn’t we always know that rich people pay in unsavory, under the table type ways, to get their kids into the best schools? It’s been a storyline or a sub story line in … Continue reading Don’t You Love It When Criminals Are Happy, Smiling and Perfectly Contoured?
I love clichés. Some of my favorites include: all that glitters ain’t gold, a hard head makes a soft ass, and never trust a salesman. These phrases have lasted for a reason: There’s more than a grain of truth in them. Sadly, all of clichés I just mentioned are applicable to the disgusting bit of … Continue reading A Shortcut to a Dream, a Fast Road to Trouble
Those of you who work in diversity or higher education are likely familiar with Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that set what many have called a landmark precedent for affirmative action in college admissions. The gist of the case is if higher education institutions should have programs aimed at building racial diversity on campus? … Continue reading Justice Scalia and the Myth of the Black Brain
My alma matter, the University of Missouri, has been on fire this week. It began with graduate student Jonathan Butler’s hunger strike to protest increasingly tense race relations — and former President Tim Wolfe’s lack of response — which led to a show of solidarity from the Mizzou football team, which subsequently resulted in Wolfe’s … Continue reading A Safe Space
To boost interest and application numbers, business schools are rolling out new programs to engage women earlier and are positioning themselves as welcoming environments for women. But is that really all it takes? Continue reading Women are MIA in MBA Programs #gender #diversity #highereducation
Are you willing to work for your two-year degree? If you can maintain a 2.5 GPA and make steady progress toward completion of your program, President Barack Obama wants to help you get an education. He unveiled plans Thursday for America’s College Promise, a program that likely will be welcomed by college students who would … Continue reading President Obama Wants to Make Community College Free #learning
When you hear the word millennials, you may expect common and rather trite complaints about them being tech crazed, entitled and lazy. These may or may not be true, but more importantly, this demographic group — a growing super power in workforce numbers and influence — may be at a serious disadvantage with regard to … Continue reading The Problem Between Higher Ed and Millennials #millennials #work #highereducation