"UConn professor accidentally sends out a mass email to his students containing a link to PORN".
If you add public policy to economics--my older daughter reported that public policy at Duke was for people who wanted to major in economics but were scared of math--the totals for athletes and non-athletes are pretty close. And economics and public policy are the two biggest majors on campus.
Nice job, Dukies.
A former dean of Harvard College and current computer science professor at Harvard blasts the University:
Using “nondiscrimination” as a cudgel against students’ private associations is odiously patronizing. No similar policy applies to Harvard faculty or staff. Even worse, Harvard will compel students seeking scholarships and leadership positions to affirm their compliance with the policy — to respond to a McCarthyesque “Are you or have you ever been a member” question, under the threat of punishment for perjury.
Harvard prohibits such questions in job interviews. . . .
Here's one vote for Chapel Hill: "UNC scandal '10 times worse' than U of L strippers".
A recent report states that the Ivy League schools "pulled down a total of $41.59 billion in taxpayer-funded payments and benefits from 2010 through 2015". As Glenn Reynolds as argued for a while, if people really cared about inequality, they'd campaign to reduce the Ivy League's funding from the government.
But I won't hold my breath.
"We always worried that it sent a bad message to have the city Department of Education headquartered in the Tweed Courthouse building. But even we’re shocked to see the city schools chancellor goosing the payroll in a way that Boss Tweed would envy."
This has to make the Hall of Fame:
Another colleague confronted a student over copying the work of another. The student responded that he knew the code did not fail the plagiarism checker. When asked how he knew, the student said that he kept changing the code until it passed.
A case study of a fake disease borrowed from Seinfeld written by a fake author from a fake institution and having fake references passes muster at an "academic" journal. A journal that charges a mere $799 for publishing it.
"Not that there's anything wrong with that."
Link courtesy of my older daughter.
Several paragraphs in the author makes an important distinction:
Unfortunately, those disciplines are also where most critical thinking instruction supposedly occurs in our universities. (Actually, other fields, such as the hard sciences and engineering, probably do a better job of teaching true thinking skills—compiling and evaluating evidence, formulating hypotheses based on that evidence, testing those hypotheses for accuracy before arriving at firm conclusions. They just don’t brag about it as much.)
Another example of the rule of thumb that those who talk a lot can't do much while those who do a lot don't talk much.