Friday Fiddly Bits

A true hodge-podge.

Higher Ed and the Pandemic

Enrollments are down.

George Will on UATX (Part II)

Wherein I examine UATX specifically.

Princeton Fires Creepy, Lying Professor Who Happened to be Conservative

There’s much more to the story than meets the eye.

More on Florida’s Higher Ed “Reform”

Pointless change that will increase costs and create confusion.

End of the Week Tabs

Some stories of possible interest.

College Enrollments Down

Another effect of the pandemic.

France Increases Vaccinations

And so general discussion of vaccine passports and requirements in the US.

Education Deserts a Fact of Life

Rural Americans are much less likely to go to college than their urban counterparts. Is there a solution?

DeVos Criticizes Professors

DeVos plays to the CPAC crowd, but insults higher education.

First-Semester Grad Student Upends Entire Field

Nick Brown spelled bullshit and managed to debunk an entire academic subfield.

More on the Costs of Higher Education

Tuition goes up as state funding goes down.

Penn State Investigation Into Sandusky Scandal Likely To Be “Very Tough” On Paterno

Joe Paterno’s legacy is likely to take a lasting and damaging hit when a report on Penn State’s handling of the Sandusky mess is released.

Naomi Schaefer Riley and Mob Rule

A blog post lampooning black studies dissertations got a writer fired, setting off a controversy over the limits of free speech.

Résumé Writing Tip: Steal Keywords From Job Posting

Copy specific phrases and buzzwords from the job posting into the résumé and build them into the bullet points.

Graduate Students Unprepared for Graduation?

A consultant for would-be academics, says she wouldn’t have a job if professors would do theirs.

Too Many PhDs

We’re producing more PhDs and JDs than there are full time openings for professors and lawyers.

Professors on Facebook