Posts Tagged ‘ degree ’

Many rack up debt for degrees they will never use or need

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Mike Courson Often, reactions tell me more than the event that inspired the reaction. The event in question this time is Newsweek’s cover story about the three-year degree. Lamar Alexander wrote the story for last week’s edition, and readers have responded. Alexander relates college to automobile manufacturers: not adapting to the present could mean […]



My degree is worth 4,000 bottles of Pert shampoo

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns

Nathanael Edward Bassett Contributor Students are people in transition. Suddenly, newfound freedoms abound. You don’t have to shave if you don’t want to, your breath can stink if you choose and your dietary habits can resemble the grease trap behind a Korean restaurant. People are getting pledged, getting drunk, getting diseases and thinking it’s the […]