Eric Cantor wants to defund social science. Can you say “Stupid Party”?
Archive for the ‘Higher education’ Category
Per Susanne Lohmann, information revolutions always cause universities to expand, not to dissolve.
Not hard to improve on, but maybe it’s a start.
Having shared some very snarky jibes on a UC listserv about the new UC ‘logo’ that Mark deplores, I’m now feeling some remorse. As a piece of graphic design, I think it’s not a success on its own or for its purpose. But it’s not a replacement for the seal, in fact the designer says [...]
The new logo for the University of California ought to be on a line of discount paper products.
Making the rounds at law schools for Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits, I’m heartened to meet so many students interested in serving on charities boards in their communities. My recent talk at Harvard Law School about how law students and young lawyers can start preparing for the trustee role is available here.
California’s Proposition 30 passes.
David Brooks makes several good points while asking the basic question of whether the cost of college is worth it. Money quote: This is an unstable situation. At some point, parents are going to decide that $160,000 is too high a price if all you get is an empty credential and a fancy car-window sticker. [...]
In the nonprofit setting, misconceptions about corporate governance abound. Are board members primarily fundraisers? Cheerleaders? A rubber stamp to legitimize the actions and decisions of the executives? Do they run the organization to the extent staff is unable? Are they window-dressing to spruce up the organization’s letterhead? If they are rich or famous, must they [...]