Archive: Richard Vedder
The New Campus Deplorables
The gap between the thinking of the intelligentsia and the broader public has sharply widened in recent times.
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?
Will the Courts Rein In Collegiate Race/Gender Pandering?
American University in Washington spent $121 million on “diversity” initiatives in 2018 and 2019.
Do University Stores Rip Off Students?
Prices of surveyed goods were significantly higher at the university store than at Wal-Mart or Kroger.
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.
Why Are There So Many Marginally Employed PhDs in English?
The biggest problem is that schools keep taking big new Ph.D. classes despite the limited demand for those occupations.
The New Campus Housing Bubble
A concerning number of student housing mortgages are either delinquent or approaching delinquency.
College Sports: Students Be Damned
Students took precisely the opposite position of the NCAA on almost all relevant issues.
Intellectual Gerrymandering: ‘E Unum Pluribus’ on Campus
Merit and individual accomplishment are downplayed, group identity emphasized.
The University of Texas Belatedly Helps Poor Kids
The UT Board of Regents has approved a plan reducing tuition to zero for all in-state undergraduate students from families making under $65,000 annually.