Are the Ivory Towers Losing Their Luster?

Every time I visit a major University, I continue to have these doubts about their value.   I can see a University as providing a community experience where young adults get the opportunity to experience a more independent lifestyle in a relatively safe environment. 

What is the Meaning of Quality?

This is an interesting AP story where the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology is suing an architect of one of their new buildings for breach of duties for providing “deficient designs”.  MIT is also suing the builder over the leaking

Canadian Health Queue

Here is one from Sam Greenwood, where he shares commentary from a friend living in Canada…  I’ve seen on the news up here in Canada where Hillary Clinton introduced her new health care plan. Something similar to what we have in

A Teacher of High Moral Character?

An interesting story in the Associated Press about a teacher (a liberal Jew?) staging a sit-in: David Wasserman, a middle school teacher in Madison, began his protest Tuesday. Instead of giving students the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam, he sat

Ways to Describe Stupidity

If you ever need a short description to describe stupidity in the workplace, I compiled a decent list from various sources: A few screws short of a hardware store. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer. A few fries short

Copyrights and Permissions

In the world of intellectual property and copyrights, the common thought is: “It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than get permission.”  Well… according to a posting from Eugene Volokh (Professor of Law at UCLA), this may not always be the case: “When

English Majors in College

This is an interesting article from Phyllis Schlafly, entitled “Advice To College Students: Don’t Major in English”…  It ties in very nicely with my recent posting on comparative literature.  For example, she notes: “When the classics are assigned, they are

Retail Banking Experiences

My family was previously a customer of KeyBank (formerly known as Society Bank) for almost 25 years.  We had our safety deposit box located at the Vandalia, Ohio branch and conducted almost all of our transactions at this location.  In addition, both