Monthly Archives: May 2017

UNC fraud penalty (nothing) paid in full

UNC fraud penalty (nothing) paid in full

With all the Progressive silliness on campus today, it’s easy to miss a big underlying cause: a broken accreditation system. For newcomers, a quick primer on accreditation: Scholars came together to share information, and these gatherings turned into universities, with a mission of education: either humanity (by researching new knowledge) or of humans (by the […] … learn more→

Incentives for academics can have unintended, negative consequences

Incentives for academics can have unintended, negative consequences

Rent seeking is a term coined in economics to describe the process by which private entities seek to use the state’s power to obtain or protect excessive economic surplus. A classic example of this behaviour is when a monopolist bribes politicians or officials to protect or maintain the monopoly power that allows the company in […] … learn more→

Could you sell your students to an employer in 30 seconds?

Could you sell your students to an employer in 30 seconds?

Students and employers alike need to know what makes them distinctive if they studied at a particular university. The issue becomes particularly pointed if they studied in a specialist field such as creative arts, which is why we at the University of the Arts London are developing a memorable summary of what is special about […] … learn more→

Your body is as important as your mind

Your body is as important as your mind

  At twenty-three, I stood in front of a mirror. After working out strenuously for months, I was in as good physical shape as I had ever been. But I knew for the next couple years I would get to exercise less, much less. I was about to start a PhD and start teaching full […] … learn more→

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Caroline was having a hard time getting her daughter to go to school. The night before, her daughter saw the news about a terrorist bombing that had occurred that day where several children and adults were killed and schools were immediately closed. Her daughter had a difficult time sleeping and was refusing to eat her […] … learn more→

Showing up on time and financial literacy are racist

Showing up on time and financial literacy are racist

Despite the legions of administrators thought policing our campuses, our universities still seem to put out endless amounts of insanity. I’ve covered the whole “Milk is racist” madness before, but today I’ll highlight two more. First up, trying to teach the sort of behavior that might lead to a means of paying off student loans […] … learn more→

How to dress your resume for the job you want (Not the skills you have)

How to dress your resume for the job you want (Not the skills you have)

Before settling into my career as a professional college essay advisor and part-time acrobat (one of those things might not be true), I was pretty much a professional job searcher. Pinballing between the worlds of advertising, television promotion, educational marketing and freelance writing, my ability to revise my resume was continuously tested. Over the course […] … learn more→