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One Student's Heartbreaking Letter Sums Up What's Wrong With America's Colleges - Mic

AND a great article about how the problems that I describe in my blog about for-profit colleges can apply to non-profit institutions too. This student is, unfortunately, mistaking NYU President John Sexton for a… 282 more words

American History And Culture

What You Need To Know About For-Profit Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Ed published just today another nightmare story about practices at a for-profit college: Corinthian. Fortunately, this one is on the verge of closing anyhow, but you need to take heed, because Corinthian College isn’t alone among for-profit institutions in the use of criminal practices. 1,392 more words

American History And Culture


Halcyon days of my youth … I don’t wish to go back, I’m quite enjoying myself in the here and now.  But, Bob Dylan sang it to me when I was a teenager in the ‘60’s … “times they are a-changing”.  641 more words


On Being Creative

I’m going to be writing about what it means to be creative, which will lead to some advice about how to be creative. My advice won’t be usual, though, and it may even be a little disturbing, but I think it will be an accurate representation of the creative process for many people. 3,146 more words


Should you go to college at all?

Most of my posts about higher ed. are directed toward people who are planning to go to college. What about those on the fence? Should you go to college at all? 1,602 more words

American History And Culture

Art, Movies, Songs ... whatever

I can shed tears when drinking in the beauty of a work of art …  

One of the attractions at the World’s Fair in New York in 1964 was Michelangelo’s Pietà and Ed Sullivan highlighted this extraordinary sculpture on his Sunday night show. 660 more words


Site and Story Update #3

Site and Story Update #3!

こんにちは!お元気ですか、みなさん?元気なあ。 I hope everyone is doing well. If you are new to this site, I would like to say welcome, and I hope you will enjoy your stay. 592 more words