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In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, Jennifer Gratz, the successful plaintiff in the case challenging the University of Michigan's undergraduate admissions system (which the Court found amounted to a quota system) writes about the recently argued case Fisher v. Texas. She argues that the Court ought to rectify the mistake it made in the companion case Grutter v. Bollinger and declare that public…Continue
Posted on October 17, 2012 at 11:30am
In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Duke Cheston writes about his ten favorite weird majors.
I see nothing inherently wrong in narrow and exotic fields of study, so long as the student pays his or her own way. That is, the programs pass the test of the market. I would object if my tax dollars were going to help someone learn the bagpipes, however (one of the ten).
Posted on September 26, 2012 at 10:00am
In today's Pope Center article, economics professor Michael Rizzo of the University of Rochester discusses the agency problem, which explains why college administrators are so prone to squandering resources on faddish things that have little or nothing to do with education.
Posted on September 21, 2012 at 9:09am