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The Novel Coronavirus Can Kill Colleges as Well as People
Especially vulnerable are tuition-dependent schools without much endowment, including most HBCUs, many non-selective state schools and some community colleges.
Richard Vedder | March 24, 2020
The New College Scorecard Gets a C- on Its Report Card
Despite some useful insights, the new report card should be easier and more valuable to use.
Richard Vedder | January 9, 2020
Does Collegiate Athletic Excellence Promote Academic Excellence?
As budgets become tighter, athletic subsidies become less defensible.
Richard Vedder | January 2, 2020
Has Great Higher Education Reached Middle America?
Many people are literally close to a thousand miles away from one of the top institutions.
Richard Vedder | December 27, 2019
Should States Subsidize Universities?
Evidence suggests that governmental support of schools is not critical to having an educated population.
Richard Vedder | December 17, 2019
The New Campus Deplorables
The gap between the thinking of the intelligentsia and the broader public has sharply widened in recent times.
Richard Vedder | December 5, 2019
Why Do We Have Business or Education Schools in Universities?
The broader question is: should universities be sophisticated trade schools, preparing students for specific vocations?
Richard Vedder | November 30, 2019
Will the Courts Rein In Collegiate Race/Gender Pandering?
American University in Washington spent $121 million on “diversity” initiatives in 2018 and 2019.
Richard Vedder | November 19, 2019
Do University Stores Rip Off Students?
Prices of surveyed goods were significantly higher at the university store than at Wal-Mart or Kroger.
Richard Vedder | November 14, 2019
Admissions Lawsuit: Harvard’s Ahead, but It’s Not Over
The Harvard lawsuit could go either way but the battle is not confined to one front.
Richard Vedder | November 7, 2019