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UC After Cruz

UC After Cruz is the collaborative blog by UCSC alum.
Some Contributors are in the arts, some in the sciences.
Some stay local, while others go global. www.UCAfterCruz.com
Jul 17 '14
Jul 17 '14
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So, hypothetically… if I could take a bunch of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and read books at Barnes and Noble all day… and then be able to display my knowledge and understanding of the subject on an equal, if not higher, level than a college student… then, hypothetically… why is everyone paying for college again?

(Answer: Because a college degree isn’t about education, it’s a class marker. If we cared about everyone being educated, we would accredit free online courses and allow people to achieve intellectual growth and success without going into debt. But that’s not what college is for. I mean, yeah in college you can travel and learn from amazing professors and start your own anything and have access to facilities and resources and money, yeah, college is all that. And I’m not discrediting anyone who loves college but… college, at the end of the day is a business. College is just one more big way to perpetuate the system. But I say f**k the system, man.) #FreeEducationForAll #LearnRadically

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Vanessa Newman (Washington, DC) - haikuology.tumblr.com

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Jul 17 '14
aljazeeraamerica:

Study: Student debt worst at universities with highest-paid presidents

Student debt and the hiring of relatively low-paid adjunct faculty rather than full-time professors have grown fastest at public universities with the highest-paid presidents, a new report found.
University president pay has risen dramatically in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, according to the report, which focuses on 25 state universities that pay their presidents almost double the national average. Released Sunday by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a progressive Washington D.C.-based think tank, the study is called The One Percent at State U — referring to the financial gains made by executives after the 2008 recession.

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aljazeeraamerica:

Study: Student debt worst at universities with highest-paid presidents

Student debt and the hiring of relatively low-paid adjunct faculty rather than full-time professors have grown fastest at public universities with the highest-paid presidents, a new report found.

University president pay has risen dramatically in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, according to the report, which focuses on 25 state universities that pay their presidents almost double the national average. Released Sunday by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a progressive Washington D.C.-based think tank, the study is called The One Percent at State U — referring to the financial gains made by executives after the 2008 recession.

Read more

Jul 17 '14
Jul 16 '14
ucresearch:

While walking around the Prelinger Archive in San Francisco, we did and did not find this cat…

ucresearch:

While walking around the Prelinger Archive in San Francisco, we did and did not find this cat…

Jul 15 '14
journaling-junkie:

☼ Find your silver lining ☼

journaling-junkie:

Find your silver lining

Jul 15 '14
Jul 15 '14
Jul 14 '14

(Source: igotnastyhabits)

Jul 14 '14