Category Archives: Higher Education

Malala is Correct! Children need an Education!

Education is a Key to a Better Life! Malala Yousafzai, the very young winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize has reminded me of how important an education is for all of us.  Anita Price Davis and I are updating our book … Continue reading

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Power Hungry Fraternities

Fraternities and Sororities Attract Students Who Want Power Over Others Frats have been in the news lately.  They have caused the death of students and gang-raped females.  This is not news.  What is news is that big-name universities are admitting … Continue reading

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Study Abroad Programs Can Place Faculty and Students at Risk

Stories from the the Front Lines During my last job as a professor, I took students to Ireland, China (Hong Kong), Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and a cruise to Alaska.  All of the trips were in conjunction with classes I … Continue reading

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Greedy Universities Promote “Open” Admissions

Open Admissions Harms Everyone at the University These days almost everything is measured by the “almighty” dollar.  Money is always the first value when considering health, children, war, epidemics, development of drugs to save people, and more.  It seems as … Continue reading

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Misogynists in the President’s Office

Misogynist Politics Take Down Strong and Competent Female Leaders There are a lot of stories to tell on this subject. The recent public issues with misogynism in the video-gaming industry are just the tip of the iceberg.   In my career … Continue reading

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Will the Creative and Imaginative Faculty Please Raise a Hand!

Faculty Drones are Easy to Spot! Faculty bear the brunt of incompetent and power-hungry bureaucrats, and many of their strategies for survival are a direct reaction to the abuse and overloads they are assigned.  In my several decades of teaching … Continue reading

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Coping with Sexist Politics in the Academy

Sexist Politics Permeate Higher Education In my last blog I summarized some of the sexist politics I faced in my career.  So many people have asked me, “Why did you stay?  When the heat was on and you were crying … Continue reading

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Educators who March into Hell!

    Faculty! Beware of Idealism and Altruism! They could ruin your life! Manipulative bureaucrats often dupe faculty because they understand how dedicated faculty are to students and to their disciplines. The lyrics of “The Impossible Dream” from The Man … Continue reading

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Students Who Should Not Enroll in College!

Disruptive Students Ruin the College Learning Environment Today almost anyone can go to college.  Federal, state, and college loan programs make obtaining an education a reality.  What a deal!  When I entered college, we had to compete academically in order … Continue reading

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Pay Bureaucats (Bureaucrats) at Universities Less than Professors!

Bureaucats Are Paid Too Much! During my over thirty-plus years in higher education and at several different colleges and universities, I witnessed more incompetence at the top than I could have ever imagined.  These guys won their jobs through being … Continue reading

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