My Blog Posts

Airline Travel

Modern Day Fear of Flying

In addressing her fear of flying in a recent Wall Street Journal article, author Eugenia Cheng did a good job of applying her mathematics skills...

Political Demonstrations

Yearning for the Sounds of Silence

During the run up to the presidential election, many of us echoed the refrain: “we’ll be glad when it’s over”. But it’s not over, not really....

How can a college speed up its decision making?

Times are changing, and college graduates are expected to excel in a dynamic environment, constantly updating their grasp of changing markets, technology developments and all manner of...

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...