My Blog Posts

What is causing all of this campus anxiety?

Apparently, the number of students flocking to wellness centers for psychological counseling has increased substantially -- up 50% over the last five years. What is causing...

Ursinus Twitter Uproar Misses the Point

This week’s uproar over Ursinus Board of Trustees President Michael Marcon’s tweets, and the subsequent resignation of board member David Bloom, has upset me —...

Of Monuments, Elevators and Government

Readers of this blog know that I tend to embrace libertarian/conservative viewpoints generally, and especially when it comes to government intervention into areas that I consider...

This Media Disruption is Bugging Me!

This took me by surprise, but National Review is shutting down virtually all of their blogs, including Phi Beta Cons, the blog dedicated to higher...

Colleges at the Money Trough

Would you purchase a pack of ten lightbulbs if you know in advance that four of them won't work? Neither would I. But that's what the...

Indoctrination at Gettysburg College?

As college faculty members, should we tell students what to think, or should we help them to think for themselves? It seems that one professor at...

Ex-cons on Campus?

Sometimes the most well-intentioned programs can be adopted without enough forethought and analysis. The Obama administration's Fair Chance for Higher Education initiative could be one of...