Higher education is on a collision course. Student debt exceeds credit card debt. Tuition increases at a faster rate than even health care. Studies show that more than a third of students learn virtually nothing in four years of college. And even though the United States spends more per higher-education student than any other Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development nation, we have worse results.
Nov 2012: Allegations against Gray, who was employed by the UI Athletics Department from 1993 to 1995 and again from 2002 until Monday, ranged from making sexual comments in a presentation to recruits and their parents to touching a student’s genitals, the six-page internal report says.Gray’s inappropriate behavior was at least observed during his initial employment in the 1990s and persisted through this fall, the document says. Gray also admitted that he had a photograph of male swim team members posing in their swimsuits as a screen saver on his work computer, the document states.
Incompetence, Character, Racism, Brilliance, Oops, Academia, Ignorance
Two students at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater were publicly, officially branded as “racist” in a campus-wide post because the school’s chancellor mistook their exfoliation masks for blackface. The controversy all started when the students posted a Snapchat photo of themselves wearing face masks in the dorms.
Seeing as skincare is widely accepted as an uncontroversial activity, they probably thought nothing of it — but Chancellor Beverly Kopper rushed to interpret it as blackface and immediately posted a statement condemning them as racist on the school’s official website.
Liberal, Incompetence, Degeneracy, Oops, Academia
The administration at the University of Toronto was recently enlightened on why two separate washrooms are generally established for men and women sharing co-ed residencies.
The University is temporarily changing its policy on gender-neutral bathrooms after two separate incidents of "voyeurism" were reported on campus September 15 and 19. Male students within the University’s Whitney Hall student residence were caught holding their cellphones over female students’ shower stalls and filming them as they showered.
Nearly half of the nation's undergraduates show almost no gains in learning in their first two years of college, in large part because colleges don't make academics a priority, a new report shows. Instructors tend to be more focused on their own faculty research than teaching younger students, who in turn are more tuned in to their social lives, according to the report, based on a book titled Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses.
Incompetence, Financial, Oops, Academia
A state audit released on Thursday found that $3.8-million worth of equipment, including 950 computers, is missing from Chicago State University, the Chicago Tribune reports. The university has come under fire in the past for questionable spending by a former president, Elnora D. Daniel, including a 2007 audit that detailed university-sponsored “leadership seminars” on Caribbean cruises. According to the latest audit, over the past four years the university has mistakenly awarded $123,000 in federal aid and $20,000 in state grants to students.