Thoughtful Post by V Santhakumar

V Santhakumar, a Professor at Azim Premji University sent me a link to his post, The Urge to Build `World Class’ Universities: A Reality Check. I recommend it to readers.

Beware Quick Growth

I just read something in today’s Financial Times that made me think about the quick growth in higher education that we undertook in the 60’s. “…Economists say it is difficult for any economy to deploy productively such a large amount of capital within a short period, given the limited number of profitable projects available at any […]

Anne Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni On A “…pervasive culture on college campuses where reputation is more important than academic quality, transparency, ethics and accountability.”

Anne Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (quoted in WSJ p2. Col1, 7/13/2012 “What happened at Penn State is emblematic of a pervasive culture on college campuses where reputation is more important than academic quality, transparency, ethics and accountability.””

Link to My Discussion of Higher Ed on “Up Front Fridays” in Traverse City, Michigan

Source: Series: Up Front Fridays ( It is shown on UpNorthTV .  I’m the first guest on 9/14/2015.  It is only an eight minute segment. It can also be viewed online on www.upnorthmedia.org An Important Note: Something I said in the interview was not exactly correct. I said that professors at top schools don’t want to teach.  What I […]

Doonesbury, See this May 17th, 2015 Strip

Source: Doonesbury Strip

NY Times Column on Value of a Liberal Education

Starving for Wisdom – NYTimes.com I also recommend this fine article or the short version. When I was a Freshman at Carnegie Tech (Now Carnegie-Mellon), we had to take a course in composition, followed by a course in literature.  I don’t remember everything we read in the composition course, but here is the best I can […]

Do the Richest (Universities) Have Enough? And A Contest for Grads:)

Rich colleges and universities are getting a lot richer, study finds – The Washington Post. You can explore further by clicking on “endowments” in the Tag Cloud (on the right).  I especially recommend this post for some financial facts that surprise many; or, if you are familiar with financial statements, look at schools like Stanford.  […]