Archives for February 2013

No Jobs for Ph.D’s? Depends on what you mean by Ph.D.

Jordan Weissman has again posted an excellent article – with good graphics – in the Atlantic.  This one is titled “The Ph.D Bust: America’s Awful Market for Young Scientists—in 7 Charts” (http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/02/the-phd-bust-americas-awful-market-for-young-scientists-in-7-charts/273339/).  (He had a previous article about the cost of textbooks, which I reference in my post, http://www.inside-higher-ed.com/good-graph-on-…nd-some-advice/. So, why aren’t these “Ph.D’s” getting jobs?  If […]

Comparing College Value – Caveat Emptor

There is an article in yesterday’s (February 5) USA TODAY about the The Princeton Review’s list of “…150 schools that offer the best bang for the buck…”  http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2013/02/05/princeton-review-best-value-colleges-tuition-debt/1890903/ The article explains how the schools were picked by the Princeton Review.  It says that “…they are demanding academically…” which is defined in the article (and, thus, […]