November 10, 2009

MTC: Princeton's Victory Over Grade Inflation

Russell K. Nieli

Grade inflation is one of those realities of the post-60s academic world that most college teachers bemoan but feel powerless to do anything about. It is virtually impossible for any single faculty m......

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November 10, 2009

MTC: The Modern Academic Cauldron

Robert Paquette

In the 1950s, Hamilton College, where I now teach, had no marketing arm to speak of, but the New York Times provided a good deal of favorable coverage. A few years ago I stumbled upon one such item......

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September 15, 2009

MTC: Community Colleges Are Bulging, But...

Charlotte Allen

Cuyahoga Community College expects to see nearly 30,000 students enrolled for credit on its three campuses in Cleveland when it opens for the fall semester late in August, with an additional 30,000 ta......

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October 8, 2009

MTC: The Cost of Raising Boys Like Girls

Charlotte Allen

Total enrollment in colleges and universities is expected to rise to 20.6 million by the fall of 2018, according to a new projection from the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education......

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October 5, 2009

MTC: A SHORT Guide to College Guides

John Leo

Does it matter which college guide a high-school student consults? Yes indeed. They all differ in poundage, cost and frankness. To illustrate the various approaches, and the various levels of candor,......

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July 1, 2009

Academic Questions: Acres of Rhinestones: Temple Betrays Its Heritage

Stephen Zelnick

This article by Stephen Zelnick recounting Temple University's departure from the Great Conversation appeared in the "Case Studies in Academic Malady" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 22,......

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