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Today in Higher Education

2013-02-28 15:25:46.989644+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Today in higher education:

Community college forces professor to bar public from a class with an adult film star:

The idea that there were security concerns about the event was laughable, Schwyzer said. Administrators "told me with a straight face that their concern wasn't about the subject matter of the course, but about the potential for protest," he said. "If I invited someone to talk about the horticulture of Southern California and didn't fill out all the forms correctly, this wouldn't be happening. I find it implausible that this isn't about the content." ...

UNC-Chapel Hill holds surprise inspections of classes to make sure they’re real. Really, what can you add?

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-01 00:26:37.186184+00 by: Dan Lyke


Athletes accounted for 45 percent of the enrollments in the bogus classes in a 10-year period, the review found.

I'm shocked... shocked...

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-28 19:48:01.73014+00 by: petronius

Re Chapel Hill's checkout program: why am I unsurprised that ethnic study programs would lend themselves to this fraud, considering the largely fictional basis of their scholarship?