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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: School severs ties with ‘Unmasking Whiteness’ conference.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Ivies snub conservatives at commencement for third straight year.

Meanwhile, if you want to fight inequality, abolish the Ivy League.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: USC student put on trial after debating peers on Facebook. We can’t have debate here, this is a university!

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Middlebury offers course on ‘anti-capitalist feminisms.’

Cost of attending Middlebury College, $69,464 per year.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: American University orders students to agree women can revoke consent after sex.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Private Colleges Dole Out Scholarships to Boost Enrollment, but It Isn’t Working: Tuition discount rates have risen to a record 49.9% for freshmen. “Private colleges have been aggressively discounting tuition in an effort to boost enrollment, a risky strategy that now may be backfiring as students aren’t signing up in droves, even at sale prices.”

Plus: “There is a chance that discounting tuition in order to serve the needs of financially challenged students may actually harm them, because discounted high-sticker prices may dissuade students from applying to certain schools without examining full aid packages.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Duke students outraged that admin won’t punish ‘hate speech.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UCSD says faculty hires must show they understand ‘barriers’ facing women. The problem? There aren’t any.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, SELF-DESTRUCTIVE IDEOLOGY EDITION: Montana State’s Faculty Senate narrowly votes down proposed economics research center to be funded by an active Charles Koch Foundation grant.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, GALLUP EDITION: Americans Have Little Confidence in Grads’ Readiness for Work, College.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: How Liberty University Is Revolutionizing Higher Education, and Getting Rich In The Process. “The real driver of growth at Liberty, it turns out, is not the students who attend classes in Lynchburg but the far greater number of students who are paying for credentials and classes that are delivered remotely, as many as 95,000 in a given year. By 2015, Liberty had quietly become the second-largest provider of online education in the United States, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, its student population surpassed only by that of University of Phoenix, as it tapped into the same hunger for self-advancement that Trump had with his own pricey Trump University seminars. Yet there was a crucial distinction: Trump’s university was a for-profit venture. (This month, a judge finalized a $25 million settlement for fraud claims against the defunct operation.) Liberty, in contrast, is classified as a nonprofit, which means it faces less regulatory scrutiny even as it enjoys greater access to various federal handouts.”

If Trump were smarter, he would have organized Trump University as a nonprofit. Then the regulators are on your side: “If anything, Liberty benefited from the crackdown. The Obama administration’s actions helped put out of business large for-profit chains like Corinthian and ITT Technical Institute, clearing formidable competition from the field. Though there were other nonprofit institutions with online offerings — Arizona State, Southern New Hampshire and Western Governors, as well as premium players like Stanford and Duke — none were operating at Liberty’s scale.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Students storm library to denounce conservative ‘hate speech.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: College Republicans’ pro-NRA flyers trashed, members smeared as ‘racists.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Judge rules Ohio State Title IX official can be personally liable for helping rape accuser lie.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: A recent graduate and former student employee of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point recently posted a list of all the students on a College Republicans email list on social media to help “identify the racists.” “When challenged, Erwin Palma retorted that others have no business telling him how to treat Republican supporters because he is ‘a target for multiple forms of violence and oppression fueled by the Republican Party.'”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE, BIG-YAWN EDITION: Temple Professor: The American Home Is an Oppressive Cisgender Space. The overwhelming majority of Americans are “cisgender.” They’re here, they’re not queer, get used to it.

Related: Study: Describing Breastfeeding as ‘Natural’ Is Unethical Because It Reinforces Gender Roles.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Emotional Support Animals Proliferate At Yale. “Emotional support animals require no training. They don’t even have to be dogs. Their purpose is to provide a therapeutic benefit through companionship. At Yale, there are emotional support dogs, emotional support cats and even an emotional support hedgehog.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, IGNORANT RACISM EDITION: Student blasts ‘pale faces’ in pro-life movement.

Reminder: “In short, if you find Christian traditionalism creepy, it’s black people you’re talking about.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: ‘Being Not-Rich’: Low-Income Students at Michigan Share Savvy Advice. It’s interesting. Most college students at state schools used to be “not rich.” Now, apparently, trips to Europe are the norm, or at least people think they are.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE? WHAT HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE?  America’s $1 trillion student debt problem heads into its sixth year.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, DELIBERATE MARGINALIZATION EDITION: University requires viewpoint diversity group’s events to pass ‘health and safety’ review. “No other clubs are subject to this policy.”

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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, COMMIE PROPAGANDA EDITION: Prof says individual rights fuel ‘capitalist violence.’ He’s from the increasingly-pathetic Marquette.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, FREE LABOR EDITION: SIU Carbondale plans to recruit alumni for ‘volunteer’ adjunct positions.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Prof Charged For Spraying Fake Blood On NRA Lobbyist’s House.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Conservative student assaulted during ‘change my mind’ event. “‘Gun control advocates preach about non-violence,’ Bennett commented, ‘but it is far too common to see them either making threats verbally, or actually physically harming someone and their property. What will Kent State come to when dialogue can’t happen on campus because people are being assaulted?’”

It will come to the state that lefties clearly desire.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: ‘Your kids masturbate’ and other provocative lines from Fresno State professor’s talks.

In one clip featured in the video, Jarrar is discussing Fresno’s agriculture industry and says “a lot of the farmers now are Trump supporters and just f—ing stupid.” In another, she says she can’t stand “the white, hetero patriarchy.”

Also in the video, Jarrar criticizes what she sees as Democrats’ inaction on political issues, pointing to “resistance fighters” in the 1960s and ’70s who hijacked planes.

“I don’t give a f—. I’m buying guns. I’m an American. I’m buying guns,” she says in one video clip. “The other side is, like, doing some stupid s—. I’m gonna do some stupid s—. I’m tired of, like, being the bigger person — literally am usually — but, like, I’m also just tired of the left being, like, f—ing stupid and being like, ‘No we have to like be gentle’ … no, don’t be f—— gentle.'”

She sounds like a potential danger to others or herself.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT EDITION: Cal Poly shuts down Greek life after offensive online photos. Note that no other campus community is punished en masse for the actions of a few.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Proposed Student Loan Cap Could Cause 20-30 Law Schools To Close Within Five Years.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: At U. Delaware ‘hate crime’ protest, activists harass, threaten onlookers.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: VIDEO: Students shocked that Obama also sent troops to border.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: February Bar Exam Performance Hits Record Low.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CAMPUS VIOLENCE EDITION: Student arrested after dousing College Republicans with paint. You really have to see the photo of the assailant.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: College Republicans Get In Huge Trouble for Posting ‘I.C.E. I.C.E. Baby’ Signs.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment.

If only there had been some sort of warning available.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UMN tells students that ‘privilege’ helps them ‘level up.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Scripps College is standing by its decision to host two Venezuelan diplomats for a speech about the communist country’s “grassroots initiatives.” Hey, it’s not like it’s Milo Yiannopoulos or Kevin Williamson or something.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, ENTITLED-TWITS EDITION: Duke protesters upset THEY were scolded, say alumni at event should have been rebuked. “Instead of actually going to the alumni and saying ‘that’s not appropriate’ or removing them from the space, they were more worried about us.” It’s quite revealing that the students just assumed administrators would take their side and “remove” anyone who contradicted them “from the space.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Sociology prof swears at conservative student during class. “The student said he had contended that sexual abuse was not a problem exclusively dealt with by women, and that men can be affected too, causing the professor to shout ‘f— your life’ at him.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Purdue University Just Froze Tuition For The 7th Year. Mitch Daniels Explains How.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: University fired a conservative professor for blogging. Now it’s denouncing him in Google ads.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Profs critique ‘white fragility,’ deny reverse racism exists. Sod off, swampy.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Student faces punishment for posting copies of professor’s email calling conservative students ‘evil.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, SEGREGATION TODAY, SEGREGATION TOMORROW, SEGREGATION FOREVER EDITION: A student organization at Scripps College will host a pool party Friday night exclusively for people of color, clearly stating that there are “no whites allowed.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Yale to host rapper who sings about violent sex, deep throating, 8-year-old’s vagina. Hey, it’s not like she suggested that Halloween costumes aren’t actually offensive.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Black conservative shouted down for speaking ‘against own people.’ “Students protesters heckled and repeatedly shouted over former NFL star and conservative commentator Burgess Owens when he gave a speech at at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. One student derided Owens as an Uncle Tom, while other protesters asked him accusatory questions and then shouted over him as he attempted to answer.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: How ‘White’ Western History Has Become an SNL Skit on Campus.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Stanford started a Title IX inquiry into a graduate based on allegations from eight years earlier.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CARTELS AND COLLUSION EDITION: Amherst, Wellesley, other colleges, under investigation for early admissions violations.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Harvard to interrogate profs accused of ‘microaggressions.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Justice Department Probes Colleges’ Early-Decision Admission Practices: Multiple schools received letters inquiring about possible antitrust violations. “The U.S. Department of Justice is looking into whether colleges’ early-decision admission programs violate antitrust laws, the latest in a series of investigations the federal government has launched into higher education practices in recent months. The Justice Department sent letters to a number of colleges and universities this week asking that they preserve emails and other messages detailing agreements with other schools regarding their early-decision policies, and how they communicate with one another about admitted students.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Sociology conference obsesses over hatred of Trump. “The program for the conference features numerous crude drawings of President Trump, depicting him as a diaper-wearing infant enamored with nuclear weapons and the Ku Klux Klan.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: A recent resolution introduced by the Virginia Tech Student Government Association argues that talks delivered by popular conservative figures constitute “discriminatory incidents” on campus.. “The resolution proceeds to elaborate on the so-called ‘discriminatory incidents,’ specifically mentioning talks by conservative scholar Charles Murray, political activist Charlie Kirk, and conservative comedian Steven Crowder—even going so far as to label Murray a ‘white-nationalist’ and claim that promotional information for one of Crowder’s events included ‘homophobic language.'”

Virginia Tech needs to hear from its alumni.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Prof Wins Another Round In Lawsuits Claiming Texas Tech Retaliated Against Him For His Opposition To Tenure.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: 25% Of Harvard Law Students Suffer From Depression, 20% Are At Heightened Risk Of Suicide.

Cost of attending Harvard Law School: $95,800 per year.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Arkansas, Kentucky Move To Curtail Tenure. I predict that this will be used to tighten the left’s grip on academia, not loosen it.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Law School Applicants From Top Colleges Decreased 7% In 2017, Down 45% Since 2008.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Two professors have written a new book warning of a trend they call “toxic geek masculinity,” which they see evidenced in television shows such as “The Big Bang Theory.”

You may not be interested in the gleichschaltung, but the gleichschaltung is interested in you.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: It’s Time to Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Student paper features Jesus Christ in smut column. Now do Mohammed, bold student journos.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Michigan State University Spent Half A Million Dollars Monitoring Nassar Victims’ And Journalists’ Social Media Accounts.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Intolerant leftists drive out founder of Wellesley program that promotes diverse views.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, JESUIT EDITION: During a recent forum at Marquette University, students and faculty members enthusiastically agreed that the university’s seal is a “microaggression” because it depicts a white explorer being guided by a Native American. “According to one professor at the forum, the seal shows how Marquette’s namesake, French explorer Fr. Jacques Marquette, ‘took advantage of an economic disparity to have a Native American as his guide.'”

I agree. Shut down Marquette and give the land back to the Indians.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: The University Of Denial — Aggressive Suppression Of The Truth Is A Central Feature Of American Higher Education.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT EDITION: A Resident Advisor at the University of Pittsburgh recently put up a display warning students about “toxic masculinity” and the “social reproduction of patriarchy.” This sort of thing serves to marginalize and discourage male students, and encourage bullying and micro aggressions against them. I think the Department of Education should investigate.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION: Savannah Law School Sells Building, To Close After Spring 2018 Semester. This is a good place, with good faculty, in a good location, and if it can’t make it it bodes poorly for some other schools.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: OPEN SEASON ON COLLEGE PRESIDENTS AS FACULTY ‘MOBS’ WIELD POWER.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Indiana University of Pennsylvania has reinstated a conservative student who was temporarily banned from his religious studies class recently for disputing his instructor’s claims regarding the “reality of white male privilege.” “Lake Ingle was initially told that he could not finish the course, which he needs in order to graduate, unless he delivered an apology in front of the entire class and then sat silently while his peers and his professor judged him. . . . The incident appeared in national headlines, stoking public outcry, and Ingle reported in a Facebook status that a ruling on his case would be released on March 19. President Eugene Delgaudio of Public Advocate, an organization that describes itself as ‘a dedicated group of young conservatives in Washington, D.C.,’ filed a Letter of Complaint the morning of March 19 addressed to various federal authorities in response to IUP’s handling of the case.”

They always go full Red Guards, but as a famous American said, punch back twice as hard. And with the change in Administrations, the threat of complaints to the Department of Education and the Department of Justice carries more weight. Elections matter.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Our campus display explained why we’re conservative. Our peers tore it down. “If anyone tries to tell you conservative ideas are allowed on college campuses, show them the before and after pictures in this feed. In under a week we had our modest and uncontroversial display vandalized with hostile responses, and eventually torn down almost completely.”

Cost of attending St. Olaf College: $58,870 per year.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Academics reeling as market discipline comes to the University of Wisconsin. “There will be many innocent faculty victims of these closures. I feel sadness for those who devoted many years of their lives to obtaining the graduate degrees necessary for teaching in higher education. But by standing by and allowing their disciplines to decline and ignore relevance and utility to students, they may bear some degree of culpability.”

If only someone had warned them.

UPDATE: More here.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, PARTY OF SCIENCE EDITION: ‘Feminist Health’ course suggests disease is ‘subjective.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, QUIT LIT EDITION: “A few years ago I quit my Ph.D. program. It was the second best decision I’ve ever made.”

Plus:

To be honest, I’ve found the for-profit world to be far more supportive of me as a person than academe ever was. Rather than being soul-crushing, working for “the man” has been liberating and allowed me to be who I want to be in the world. Plus, my parents aren’t terrified anymore, which is a nice perk.

Yes, academia portrays the outside world as harsh, cruel, and exploitative, but in fact it’s usually the reverse, because in the outside world few people exercise so much unchecked discretionary power over others’ careers as they do in academia.

And note this from the comments:

I’m a professor in an engineering discipline, and it’s a familiar canard that STEM Ph.Ds easily get jobs. They don’t, and we’re overproducing as well. Further, we’re sacrificing the quality of undergraduate education by channeling money to support these students, which are often from a very small handful of countries, with minimal potential to contribute to ours, or the world’s economy, because our professors need their slave labor, and realize their positions are tenuous without continued research productivity. It’s a very sick system, it’s justified all different ways to Sunday, and it is going to break.

Indeed.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Florida lets students sue colleges for stifling their speech under new law. We need federal free speech protections, too.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: McGeorge Law School To Reduce Faculty By 25% Through Voluntary Buyouts. “According to Law School Transparency, McGeorge’s 1L enrollment has fallen 56% from 2010 (from 346 to 152), and its LSAT median has fallen from 158 to 151.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Students don’t know what they’re getting when they pick a college — data can fix that.

Most students don’t know how much they’ll pay prior to enrollment, let alone where their predecessors landed jobs after graduation. Were they able to pay off their debt? How meaningful did they find the work they were doing after they had graduated?

Besides slick brochures, television advertisements, and highway billboards, little exists beyond U.S. News and World Report’s often criticized rankings to help students and families make sense of what is often one of the largest investments of their lives.

Hidden for most is the fact that while 88 percent of freshman now say that “getting a good job” is their primary motivation for going to college, only 27 percent of alumni report having a good job upon graduation

Although three-quarters of college presidents believe their institutions should publish data to help “consumers” understand critical outcomes like debt load of graduates or job placement rates, few, if any U.S. institutions willingly offer up such information.

It should, therefore, be no surprise that there is a growing sense of buyer’s remorse among consumers of higher education.

Yeah, but the check has already cleared.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, KICKBACK EDITION: University of Michigan pours billions into funds run by contributors’ firms.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: The 5 Worst Things About College in America.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: As academics struggle, UNC chancellors prosper. “While students are easily ensnared by tuition and fees and leave the university saddled in debt, while adjuncts and grad students work for next to nothing and professors lose their jobs to floundering newbies like me, administrator pay continues to skyrocket, exacerbating an already dire higher ed wealth gap.”

We need federal legislation, capping administrator pay at institutions receiving federal funds. Why should any college administrator make more than a Supreme Court justice?

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, STUPID-IRONY EDITION: Male Student Punished For Questioning “Reality Of Male Privilege.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, THEY’RE REALLY THIS STUPID EDITION: Law Prof Is Reprimanded For Emailing Colleague Link To Inside Higher Education Article With The Word ‘Penis’ In it.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Miami University paying students to promote ‘radical feminism.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Enrollment Data, Public Opinion Suggest The College Bubble Is Popping.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: College dropout refuses to leave her dorm room. “She loves the college life — just not the classes. Hunter College is waging a court battle to evict a stubborn student who refuses to leave her dorm room some two years after dropping out. Delaware native Lisa S. Palmer — who has not paid rent since 2016 — refuses to leave Room E579 at the school’s 425 E. 25th St. co-ed dormitory, according to an eviction lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. The 32-year-old ‘racked up a staggering $94,000 in unpaid residence hall charges on account of her continued occupancy, all the while ignoring Hunter College’s service of additional vacate notices,’ said the suit.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Should Law Schools Shift Scholarship Money From Merit (LSAT & UGPA Medians) To Need?

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: WATCH: Leftist Students Freak Out When Panel Agrees Men And Women Are Different.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: College Consultant Charged $1.5 Million To Get Student Admitted To Ivy League College.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Stanford Review: Read My Lips: No New Administrators.

Stanford’s bureaucracy has snowballed out of control. Accompanying the increase in university administrators, tuition has risen, student traditions from Full Moon on the Quad to the Stanford Band have been strangled, and accountability in the bureaucracy has decreased. Perhaps most egregiously, over the past few months, FoHo exposed corruption within Stanford’s Office of Community Standards (OCS), charged with implementing the Honor Code and Fundamental Standard.

We should be enraged that the office responsible for enforcing students’ moral standards cannot even follow basic ethics. Only through the investigative reporting of an anonymous newspaper did we learn the full scope of its bureaucratic incompetence: the office has operated without a director for almost a year, and its entire staff vanished at the end of last August, even while it was embroiled in multiple campus probes. The OCS’s investigation of a student’s concussion at “Blood Bath,” a Sigma Nu–Alpha Phi event, was laden with medical privacy violations and poor evidentiary standards.

Though the FoHo’s assiduous coverage of these events was admirable, it raises a much larger question: who is charged with holding the OCS accountable for its hiring and investigative mishaps? The answer is not clear. The recent OCS debacle reveals a much more worrying trend: the rise of an unaccountable, ballooning university bureaucracy that threatens Stanford’s academic commitment to teaching and learning.

Unknown to most Stanford students, the OCS is only one out of the 25 offices that comprise the Student Affairs division of the Office of the Provost. This office, which oversees the university’s academic program and is headed by Persis Drell, has over thirty deans, vice provosts, directors, and special assistants. Many of these positions were only recently established: the Vice Provost for Graduate Education was established in 2007, while the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning was established in 2015. The Office of the Provost, however, is only one small part of administrative bureaucracy: others include the Stanford Alumni Association, Business Affairs, the Office of Development, and Land, Buildings & Real Estate. The web grows even more intricate as one moves down the bureaucratic ladder. For example, within the Office of the Provost, the VP for Student Affairs oversees six associate vice provosts (AVPs), in addition to its 25 offices.

You could fire 90% of these people and nobody would notice.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CIVIL RIGHTS EDITION: Iowa bill aims to protect belief-based student groups.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Did NYU serve a racist dinner to celebrate Black History Month? The black students complain, and two black dining-service employees lose their jobs. From the comments: “She got 2 low level black workers fired. Her tuition is probably more than their annual wages (used to be). I hope she’s proud.”

Diversity and inclusion!

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Gallup: Only 23% Of Law School Grads Say Their Education Was Worth the Cost. But none of the degrees measured, which include PhDs, MDs, MBAs, etc., do very well.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: U.S. Colleges Are Separating Into Winners and Losers: Schools that struggle to prepare students for success losing ground; ‘The shake-out is coming.’

For generations, a swelling population of college-age students, rising enrollment rates and generous student loans helped all schools, even mediocre ones, to flourish. Those days are ending.

According to an analysis of 20 years of freshman-enrollment data at 1,040 of the 1,052 schools listed in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking, U.S. not-for-profit colleges and universities are segregating into winners and losers—with winners growing and expanding and losers seeing the first signs of a death spiral.

The Journal ranking, which includes most major public and private colleges with more than 1,000 students, focused on how well a college prepares students for life after graduation. The analysis found that the closer to the bottom of the ranking a school was, the more likely its enrollment was shrinking. . . .

“In the same way the bookstores fell when Amazon took over, now it’s higher education’s turn and it’s been coming for a while,” said Charles Becker, Concord’s vice president for business and finance. “The shake-out is coming. It’s already here.”

Demographics and geography have some influence on which side of the fault line a school lands, but quality is also a big factor. The Journal uses 15 metrics to determine quality and rank. They include return on investment, student engagement and academic resources.

At Clemson University, the Journal found, graduates on average earn $50,000 a year 10 years after entering college and the default rate on student loans is 3%; the average Concord graduate earned $32,000 and the default rate is 15%.

Richard Vedder, the director of Center for College Affordability and Productivity and a teacher at Ohio University, believes dark days are ahead for the nation’s poorest ranked schools.

And it will be no picnic for those higher up, except perhaps for the very top.

All is proceeding as I have foreseen.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Event on ‘white supremacy’ organized in response to Shapiro. And they’re really weaselly about it: “‘We do not know whether Ben Shapiro is a white supremacist,’ organizers of the event told Campus Reform. ‘What we know is that we have received an outpouring of support.'”

I don’t know whether the organizers of this event are child molesters, but I do know that Ben Shapiro’s will draw a bigger crowd.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Minnesota legislation takes on ‘intellectual bullying’ on campus. “A Republican state senator in Minnesota is proposing legislation to ensure that public colleges and universities adhere to their constitutional obligation to allow freedom of speech on campus. The bill would specifically forbid administrators from imposing restrictions on speech, ‘including ideas and opinions they find offensive,’ and would also outlaw so-called ‘free speech zones.'”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Admissions Officers Personally Deliver Acceptances To Applicants (Sometimes With A Dog).