Archive: Richard Vedder
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.
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.
Does Collegiate Athletic Excellence Promote Academic Excellence?
As budgets become tighter, athletic subsidies become less defensible.
Has Great Higher Education Reached Middle America?
Many people are literally close to a thousand miles away from one of the top institutions.
Should States Subsidize Universities?
Evidence suggests that governmental support of schools is not critical to having an educated population.
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.