Category Archives: research topics

One datapoint on widening income inequality in education: Dollar Store is rocking

How do we know income and wealth inequality is soaring in the United States? I’ve been tracking this vital trend for years, largely by following a variety of research efforts that approach the topic from multiple angles, methods, and datasets. … Continue reading

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A good resource for campus sustainability conversations

Over the past decade I’ve been writing about the many ways academic institutions are responding to the multiple challenges they face.  One of the themes running through these accounts is problematic communication within a campus.  Time and again faculty, administrators, … Continue reading

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What do campus trustees think about the future of higher education?

One of the ways I analyze the future of higher education is by looking into attitudes studies.  These projects investigate what certain key populations think about academia.   We can consider them a kind of higher education sociology, or a glimpse … Continue reading

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The 21st century is a new Gilded Age observes Swiss bank, who should know

What does the world look like when the superrich take off from the rest of us?  A new study by Swiss banking giant UBS gives us a glimpse. UBS has been conducting a regular survey of billionaires for some time.  … Continue reading

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International student applications to American campuses down in 2017: new study

Have fewer foreign students applied to American colleges and universities in the way of Trump’s election?  We’ve seen several attempts to determine this, but a new report claims the answer is clearly “yes”. The number of newly arriving international students … Continue reading

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One more American college to close

And another American campus announced it would shut down, which is a phrase I’m getting far too used to typing. The Memphis College of Art (Wikipedia) will shortly close its doors to new students (official announcement) and see off its last students … Continue reading

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Another small American college will close

A small college in Oklahoma announced that it will close next year.  That’s another one. Founded in 1875,  St. Gregory’s University (Wikipedia) will end its career as an appeal to the federal government for a loan fell through. The official statement (also announced … Continue reading

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