One benefit of working at a university is access to the university’s gym. Initially I did not think this was an amazing benefit (I know – I realize I’m the 1% of people who would actually think that) because let’s be serious I’m always craving chocolate and never craving to burn off the calories from my chocolate intake. 753 more words
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Soaring student debt, competition from online programs and poor job prospects for graduates are shrinking the applicant pools for many universities and, as Bloomberg reports, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities warns “there will clearly be some institutions that won’t make it…through these difficult steps.” Rather stunningly, Moody’s found that expenses are outpacing revenue at 60 percent of the schools it tracks even as many try to slash their way to balanced budgets,” and concluded “what we’re concerned about is the death spiral… this continuing downward momentum for some institutions.” As Harvard professor Clayton Christensen has warned, as many as half of the more than 4,000 universities and colleges in the U.S.
Today, I read several articles about the depreciation of a college diploma, claiming that high school education is just not enough in today’s job market. They cite reasons such as disintegration of the public school system, decreasing wages, 275 more words