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In Praise of Logic

This is dedicated to Father Anthony Lang, the professor who taught me logic and aesthetics in college.  The two classes combined to show the beauty of clear thinking. Mount Holyoke College has received a lot of press in the past week or so for announcing that it will freeze tuition next year.  Here’s just one […]

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What does Illinois get for its MAP Investment?

If you live in Illinois, you should know about the Illinois MAP (Monetary Award Program), which has helped millions of students earn a college degree. And you should know that almost every year, someone suggests that the funding should be removed from private universities, which they apparently think of as bastions of the wealthy.  So, […]

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Stop Talking About Disruption in Higher Education

In the past several years, an idea has taken hold among many, many people in and even outside of higher education: The prediction that disruption for our industry is just around the corner.  The idea has been a hot one in business for a while, as you know if you read Harvard Business Review.  Clayton Christensen […]

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Statistics, Test-optional, and Data Visualization: A Confluence

I’ve written before about those who have criticized DePaul’s decision to go test-optional in freshman admissions.  Much of the criticism is from people who believe that we’re doing this is to artificially increase the freshman average ACT scores we report.  So I did some work to see how plausible that approach might be.  And from […]

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Data Visualization Serendipity

Been meaning to write about this for a while.  Tempus fugit.  With the launch of Tableau 7, now seems to be a good time. While we were doing research on our decision to become the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit university that is test-optional in freshman admission, I was doing some work studying patterns in ACT […]

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Admission is Easy; Denial is Hard

We’re at that time of the year again, when Early Decision and [insert name of application type] admissions, denials, and defers start rolling in.  And with the dawn of the new calendar year comes the resultant and predictable questions: How could they turn my kid down, with her GPA and her test scores? What does it […]

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This Week’s Higher Ed Scandals

This has certainly been an interesting week for scandals in higher education.   While not minimizing the horrific things happening in the one you’re probably already thinking of, I’d like to focus instead on two others that may have not yet crossed your radar. Both seem eerily similar: One law school and one undergraduate college have […]