Archive for the "Academics" Category

30.Jun.2011 The Problem of Conduct

Subtitled: What would Socrates say about Mike Riley and Chip Kelly? The problem in determining proper conduct is that, on the surface, "proper" appears to be a matter of personal taste and preference rather than universal truth. Three popular solutions, at least in Western societies, are as follows: 1. We should act in a way […]

19.Apr.2011 The Cost of a Missed Prospect Evaluation

At Oregon State University, the annual cost for an out-of-state student is now $35,169. For interested persons, the following is a categorical breakdown, directly from the OSU admissions department, of 2011-2012 tuition and fees: 2011-2012 Additional Expenses (Estimates Only) Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Resident                                  $7,518 Non-Resident                         $21,294 Books and Supplies $1,854 Room and Board $9,444 […]

16.Aug.2010 Oregon State “Tier 1” in U.S. News Rankings

#139 and tier 1. Finally. This should help recruiting. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/national-universities-rankings/page+6

24.Mar.2010 Schopenhauer v. The Kool-Aid

All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident. That’s a five-star quote if I’ve ever read one. There’s a revolt brewing, angry beavlings. A Civil War; a fractured fan base. Fight the good fight. File this one under “academics.”

01.Oct.2009 Academics and Recruiting

Those who have followed my blog a few months might remember the petition I wrote to Dr. Edward Ray. I criticize Ray for not following through on his promise of raising the University’s academic reputation. My main point in the article is that academics affect recruiting. We’re seeing it more and more, from Owamagbe Odighizuwa […]

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