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Higher education in the 21st century, especially at elite institution, is basically a hedge fund operation, building up enormous endowments while not spending any of it on anything that doesn’t generate more profit. People have long said they want higher education run like a business and now it is. So you have this kind of […]
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This is the grave of Horace Mann Bond. Born in 1904 in Nashville to a family of educators, Bond grew up in what passed for the black elite, which was small and still subject to the racial violence common to nearly all black families in the early twentieth century. Bond graduated from Lincoln University in […]
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What’s truly important in higher education is for student journalists to be barred from classrooms so that rich people can feel comfortable saying whatever they want without accountability. Or at least that’s how it is at Duke. For Duke University students interested in learning about hedge funds and the economic forces that drive them, Economics […]
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Of course Republicans now actively see higher education as destroying America. In September 2015, 54 percent of Republicans told Pew that they had a positive stance on college and universities, while 37 percent felt negatively toward them. Today, their attitude seems to have taken a complete U-turn, with 58 percent of Republicans saying that colleges […]
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