Monday, May 24, 2010

Links for 5/24/10

Eric Kelderman
"In some of these places, undergraduate education has never been a top priority," says Jane V. Wellman… The issue is whether the increasing amount of support coming from sources outside state tax dollars "is causing these institutions ... to move away from their public mission. The answer in too many cases is, unfortunately, yes."

the institutional goals are being defined in language that is very much about enhancing the institution's prestige and pecking order," she says.
Kevin Nestor
What I have seen and learned during nine years as a trustee has convinced me, beyond doubt, that the politicization of the curriculum, programming and scholarship on our nation's public campuses is indisputably real, systemic, and pervasive; and that it is gravely detrimental to the fundamental purposes for which our public colleges and universities were founded and to the well-being of our nation and its citizens. Thomas Jefferson said, "It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." Fair-minded people do not want to silence the gay activists or the leftist theorists, but we all should mount resistance to the imposed ideology and punishing of dissent that too often flies the flag of "diversity."
Lumni
Lumni Inc creates an efficient market for investing in human capital through systems that allow individuals, organizations and communities to finance their educational and training projects using the value of their
future income.
The Cronk of Higher Education
Psychiatrists apologized this week for failing to correctly identify Southwest State University sophomore Janet Szak's bipolar disorder…

"We misunderstood when she told us she was studying liberal arts. We thought she said she was liberal and an art major, which would have explained the disproportionate amount of drama in her life."…

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Editor said...

Thanks for sharing a laugh with us. You do much more noble work than CronkNews, but we appreciate your willingness to take a break for some levity.
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