06 juillet 2019

Alumni as Voters

By Matt Reed. Honestly, I’m embarrassed that I haven’t asked this sooner. But here goes.
Public funding has been so flat for so long that it’s easy to forget that it’s a choice. It’s a choice that could be made differently. More...

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Intergenerational Justice

By Matt Reed. A month or so ago, I was walking with a few colleagues back to our offices. They were all older than I am, and all of them have worked here much longer. They were discussing the possible phase-out of a retirement benefit that’s only available to people hired before a certain year. More...

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Alternate Proposal on Free College and Loan Forgiveness

By Matt Reed. It would be difficult to come up with a more destructive policy assumption than the idea that public services should be subject to income caps. Yet even folks who consider themselves progressive -- whom I would typically expect to be supporters of public services -- fall into the trap. More...

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Revisiting a Favorite

By Matt Reed. Inspired by the Stonewall riots anniversary, a look back at a piece aimed at my straight male counterparts. More...

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Friday Fragments - June 28, 2019

By Matt Reed. I'm guessing that others have thought of this, though I haven't seen it done elsewhere. Does anybody use a learning-community model for developmental reading? We're looking at mimicking the structure of an ALP for reading, but appending the extra-help reading section to sections of courses in areas like psychology and history. More...

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Cold Front

By Matt Reed. Massive cuts in Alaska may be a bellwether.
The news from Alaska, about a possible 41 percent cut in state support to the University of Alaska, came as a shock. The president of the university declared six-week furloughs, and may declare a state of “financial exigency,” which is the academic-budgeting equivalent of martial law. More...

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A Neglected Variable

By Matt Reed. We should think about when students and families have money, not just about how much they have. More...

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The Business Model Problem

By Matt Reed. Which problem -- subsidies or learning?About twice a week I’ll see someone on the interwebs say something along the lines of “why don’t public colleges stop messing around and just fix their business model? It’s obviously unsustainable!”. More...

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Making the Most of Your Summer Internship

Lessons learned from past internships that can apply your graduate ones. More...

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The Shared Economic Logic of SiriusXM and Higher Ed

By Joshua Kim. Dean Dad’s voice was ringing in my ears (it often does) as I was wrestling with SiriusXM over my satellite radio service. More...

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