The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students – The New York Times

 

An excerpt:

Of the country’s nearly 18 million undergraduates, more than 40 percent go to community college, and of those, only 62 percent can afford to go to college full-time. By contrast, a mere 0.4 percent of students in the United States attend one of the Ivies.The typical student is not the one burnishing a fancy résumé with numerous unpaid internships. It’s just the opposite: Over half of all undergraduates live at home to make their degrees more affordable, and a shocking 40 percent of students work at least 30 hours a week. About 25 percent work full-time and go to school full-time.The typical college student is also not fresh out of high school. A quarter of undergraduates are older than 25, and about the same number are single parents.

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Campus unrest follows tenure denial of innovative, popular faculty member of color

At Dartmouth, an Asian-American professor receives unanimous English department backing and is rejected at higher levels. The same happened to a black historian at the college. Many see a disturbing pattern.

Read on here: Campus unrest follows tenure denial of innovative, popular faculty member of color

Yale student protests: Why they are the campus PC wars at their best.

The protests at Yale, where students of color have staged public confrontations with administrators to express their feelings about discrimination on campus, are not just about an email.

Read on here: Yale student protests: Why they are the campus PC wars at their best.

(VIDEO) Obama Thinks Students Should Stop Stifling Debate On Campus

Thanks to Elliott (Class of ’18) for sharing this with me.

President Barack Obama wants college students to hear the arguments of people they disagree with, not try to block them from speaking. During a town hall appearance at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa

Obama Thinks Students Should Stop Stifling Debate On Campus