Here is Coyote’s take on the intellectual environment on college campuses, and the recent “news” at Yale (I copied his entire post below): Via Reason, but the story is all over After giving Holloway his comeuppance, they moved on to Nicholas Christakis, master of Silliman College. What was Christakis’s crime? His wife, an early childhood […]
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Does this mean that I should PAY the U of R for the privilege of working here? Our contributions seem to be negative. (type in Rochester in the search box) At least my alma mater is sort of average.
Lots of you have been asking what I think of a program to provide “free” or “near free” college tuition to Americans. While I wouild not place such a policy in the rarefied air of things like Cash for Clunkers and Rent Control laws, it is certainly on a hot air baloon making its way […]
Check out what has been going on at Williams College. I’m no impartial spectator here, being a Lord Jeff and all. I always found it interesting that at universities it is perfectly acceptable for the establishment to criticize its critics, but the critics are not permitted to criticize the critic criticizers.
Our universities almost exclusively send the message to students that they should pursue their passions, find a career they love, and explore. There is nothing of course wrong with those notions insofar as it goes, but they are at best of secondary importance and consideration. Why? All of the above serves as mere consumption value […]
The weekly earnings premium (in dollars, not percentages) enjoyed by graduates of professional and PhD programs over graduates with just a Bachelors is now larger than the earnings premium enjoyed by BA recipients over high school graduates. In percentage terms, the graduate degrees enjoy a 45% premium over BA recipients who in turn enjoy a 65% […]
It took until 4th grade for the direct indoctrination to begin. I look forward to her learning about Mssrs. Haber and Bosch, Norman Borlaug, John Rockefeller and more.
Going through all of the famous Feynman lectures may not be for you, though I do recommend many of them, but reading some of Feynman’s popular work is highly recommended as is learning a little bit more about him. I very much appreciated his comments to close his few years of teaching “Intro” physics at […]
From three All-Stars (Fryer, Levitt and List): This intervention had large and statistically significant positive impacts on both cognitive and non-cognitive test scores of Hispanics and Whites, but no impact on Blacks … Children with above median (pre-treatment) non cognitive scores accrue the most benefits from treatment. In other work, it seems that government R&D subsidies […]
We’ve jumped the shark: employees are now Green Reps. Isn’t this sort of forcing folks to either publicly be “for” or “not for” workplace sustainability? What if one chooses not to become one? Who doesn’t want their workplace to run more efficiently anyhow? I can’t stop thinking about this.