We had no idea how big the term-paper-for-hire business has become. To learn more about how these transactions work for students, we requested bids to outsource a big, boring essay. The responses from the paper mills were delightfully absurd.
A philosophy department gets a big financial boost, employment opportunities abound, and we see scary warnings about the student debt crisis. Meanwhile, a professor’s claim that Noah’s ark had cell phones raises important questions, such as: Android or iOS? And, would it be good or bad to be in this professor’s class?
Can a state reduce the costs of education while simultaneously expanding and subsidizing its demand? Virginia’s plan to become the “Best Educated State by 2030” implicitly raises this question.
One of the most popular professors at Hardin-Simmons University joins us in a provocative and far-reaching interview about the applications of an education in economics. Dr. Hill discusses the “callousness” of the economist’s mindset, his lucrative side-hustle in real estate, and how he used John Kenneth Galbraith’s Theory of Conventional Wisdom to evict a drug-dealing tenant.
Today’s news offers several concerning observations about Generation Z. Meanwhile, older adults wrestle with how to educate them better. And: do you know how many hours per day youth spend on cell phones? (Hint: it’s more than one.)
In response to a perceived crisis in faith within college communities, a new Christian college will open this fall in Boston–backed by $30 million of the founder’s money.
-Surfer Magazine, explaining why they “pored over university pamphlets, surf reports, and statistics” to identify the top-ten colleges with “nearness to quality surf.”
The UK division of “big four” accounting firm KPMG has announced a new, multi-year apprenticeship program which grants bachelors-level credentials upon completion. Is this the start of a trend?
-Associate Professor Nathan Alleman, explaining the need for Baylor University’s new free food pantry for students
Startup Frank offers free help for students seeking aid, while various states simultaneously promote higher ed as they lament student debt.