Archive for January, 2009

Theses on the value of higher education

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Last month I read in the New York Times that, as the costs of college rise and rise again, “college may become unaffordable for most in U.S.” That struck me as a wretched situation. It’s probably also false. What’s actually happening, according to another article a few weeks later, is that applications to expensive private […]

Universities and dawn

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

At sunrise, even the droll ornamental lakes of the university acquire a certain glimmer. The pond weeds become shadows. The shadows wash over the shores of the lake and hide them, which is much for the better, as this lake is populated by geese who have draped the banks with their droppings, each one about […]