In the midst of a cultural climate which is increasingly critical of higher education and particularly anti-spiritual, can Christian colleges and universities provide models for study of “the best that has been thought and said?” Speakers at a recent Trinity Forum event offered aspirational answers.
Today’s news can only lead to the conclusion that it’s an especially good time to be college-aged: opportunities for free and/or remote education abound. And for those who seek the “Not Degree” route, unemployment figures continue to set record lows. If that’s not enough, you also have access to lots of “Grocerants!”
Conflict arises between faculty and administration at the University of Tennessee as tenure may now have “a different meaning.”
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We’re excited to hear about an actual DECREASE in tuition at one college, but we’re also concerned about scary predictions for schools in Pennsylvania. Plus, we learn about the benefits of classroom breaks for mindfulness meditation, and why Gen Z craves “unicorn hot chocolate.”
-Answers on a 1971 job application by Steve Jobs, who was biding his time with classes on Shakespeare, dance, and calligraphy while looking for employment. In the application’s Skills section, Jobs wrote “Yes” in the areas of “Computer” and “Calculator.”
Can ASU’s innovations inspire changes at schools across the nation? In his provocative speech to governors, President Michael Crow challenged the mindset that “only a lowlife scum university would be so foolish as to divert the energy of its elite faculty to educating college dropouts working at Starbucks.”
Since the financial crisis of 2007-08, Americans have had fewer babies. As a result, about ten years from now, there will be a big dip in the number of college-age students. Professor Nathan Grawe has written a new book which forecasts this dynamic in detail–and his findings predict a major threat to many colleges.
–Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley, as quoted in the Wall Street Journal, describing–apparently without irony–his concerns about cryptocurrencies (and not the US dollar).
It’s a “big numbers” news edition as a top liberal arts school crosses the $70K tuition mark, Lowe’s writes generous checks to employees, and some “not degree” winners make six-figure salaries. Plus, we learn what “text nudging” is for college students.