What I Read Over my Winter Vacation
While many of you were catching up on your pleasure reading over the recent holidays, I took a different route.Call me a martyr, but one of the many higher-ed-related tomes I tackled by the fire on those dark late December nights was Tuition Rising: Why College Costs So Much , published by Harvard University Press and written by Ronald G. Ehrenberg, director of the Higher Education Research Institute at Cornell University. I really welcomed the nearby fire, because Prof. Ehrenreich's conclusions were rather chilling.
The Twelve Days of Christmas for Current College Parents
For current college parents, the twelve days of Christmas don't end with a partridge and a pear tree. In fact, the year-end holidays don't seem to end at all. Increasingly, colleges and universities are scheduling longer and longer periods of time between the last day of fall finals and the first day of spring semester. Beginning as early as mid-December, those of you who are current college parents began to have your sons and daughters come home for the holidays.