What is college for?

1 May was National College Decision Day in the U.S. – the deposit deadline for admission into many U.S. colleges and universities. Early indications suggest that we’re poised for a fifth straight
1 May was National College Decision Day in the U.S. – the deposit deadline for admission into many U.S. colleges and universities. Early indications suggest that we’re poised for a fifth straight [More]

The University that Wasn’t

Embed from Getty Images While Hillary Clinton is mired in the tar pit of her email server scandal, Trump’s foes are hoping that Trump University will prove to be the quicksand that puts an end to
Embed from Getty Images While Hillary Clinton is mired in the tar pit of her email server scandal, Trump’s foes are hoping that Trump University will prove to be the quicksand that puts an end to [More]

“Trump” Terror at Emory

It was the day that fear and pain came to Emory University. No, it was not another horrific campus shooting. This day of terror was inflicted by chalked “Trump 2016” messages. In response, students
It was the day that fear and pain came to Emory University. No, it was not another horrific campus shooting. This day of terror was inflicted by chalked “Trump 2016” messages. In response, students [More]

Campus Concealed Carry & Free Speech

Embed from Getty Images While a concealed weapon permit allows a person to carry a gun many places, the campuses of public universities have generally been gun-free areas. My adopted state of
Embed from Getty Images While a concealed weapon permit allows a person to carry a gun many places, the campuses of public universities have generally been gun-free areas. My adopted state of [More]

Mount St. Mary’s University III: Drowning Bunnies & Retention

Embed from Getty Images While students have long been concerned about their grade points, colleges and universities have become enthralled by numbers. Many state schools, such as my own Florida
Embed from Getty Images While students have long been concerned about their grade points, colleges and universities have become enthralled by numbers. Many state schools, such as my own Florida [More]

How English became English – and not Latin

English grammar has been closely bound up with that of Latin since the 16th century, when English first began to be taught in schools. Given that grammatical instruction prior to this had focused on
English grammar has been closely bound up with that of Latin since the 16th century, when English first began to be taught in schools. Given that grammatical instruction prior to this had focused on [More]

Performance Based Funding & Adjustments

  I have written numerous essays on the issue of performance based funding of Florida state universities. This essay adds to the stack by addressing the matter of adjusting the assessment on
  I have written numerous essays on the issue of performance based funding of Florida state universities. This essay adds to the stack by addressing the matter of adjusting the assessment on [More]

Solving the Attendance Problem

While philosophy is about inquiry and students should be encouraged to ask questions, there used to be one question I hoped students would not ask. That question was “do I need the book?” I did
While philosophy is about inquiry and students should be encouraged to ask questions, there used to be one question I hoped students would not ask. That question was “do I need the book?” I did [More]

Performance Based Funding & Social Mobility Index

View image | gettyimages.com Once upon a time, the animals gathered together to decide which of them was the very best. After some deliberation and braying, barking and squawking of opinions,
View image | gettyimages.com Once upon a time, the animals gathered together to decide which of them was the very best. After some deliberation and braying, barking and squawking of opinions, [More]

Race & Performance Based Funding

View image | gettyimages.com Florida, like some other states, has imposed performance based funding on its state universities. The basic idea is that each state school is evaluated by ten
View image | gettyimages.com Florida, like some other states, has imposed performance based funding on its state universities. The basic idea is that each state school is evaluated by ten [More]