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February 12 2014


Waning idea of right and wrong

We are not dealing with a people who know better. Thoughts on the waning of the idea of right and wrong." name="DESCRIPTION http://rbohlender.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-12T07_23_34-08_00

January 15 2014


RTC Podcast: The Ken Pom Edition

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January 08 2014


December 19 2013


Million-Dollar-Plus College Presidents

New numbers out on what college presidents make and plenty are making a bundle.  We look at the whys of those big paychecks.

Robert Zimmer, president, University of Chicago, speaks during a panel discussion,

Robert Zimmer, president, University of Chicago, speaks during a panel discussion, “2012: The Path to the Presidency”, at the University of Chicago in Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. He was listed as the highest-paid college president in America in a 2013 report by The Chronicle Of Higher Education. (AP)


Jack Stripling, senior reporter covering college leadership and presidential compensation for The Chronicle of Higher Education. (@JackStripling)

Raymond Cotton, partner at the Law firm of Mintz Levin and Vice President for Higher Education at ML Strategies, LLC.

Claire Potter, professor of history at the New School.

From Tom’s Reading List

The Chronicle Of Higher Education: Boards Justify High Pay for Presidents – “Mr. Zimmer occupies a rarefied stratum of higher education, leading one of just 10 private colleges with budgets greater than $3-billion. Some compensation experts say that the university’s budget, and by extension its complexity, helps explain why a board would pay Mr. Zimmer on a scale that is sure to get attention, and that could prompt criticism for a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization like the University of Chicago.”

Chicago Tribune: U. of C. president tops national pay chart –”Zimmer, 66, had made $1.6 million the previous year, placing him as the ninth highest-paid president. His large salary boost in 2011 — five years into the job — was due mostly to $1.3 million that had come due that year. That amount made up about 40 percent of his compensation and pushed him to the spot of the highest-paid president. Because it is a one-time payment, Zimmer is likely not to remain the highest-paid president in future years.”

CNN: Big debt for students, big perks for university elites – “The corporate university eliminates full-time teaching jobs whenever possible. It relies on temporary academic laborers who have few or no benefits and median salaries of $2,700 per course, salary stagnation for the majority of academic and nonacademic employees, the reduction or elimination of union jobs, and the outsourcing of essential services to corporate providers who pay minimum wage or less.”

December 10 2013


The RTC Podcast: Quarter-Season Review Edition | Rush The Court

December 06 2013


The RTC Podblast: UNC Say What Edition | Rush The Court

July 03 2013


June 25 2013


Marketplace: What does your college Alma Mater smell like?

The market for college branded products is worth $4.6 billion every year. That’s sales of college-branded T-shirts, baby clothes, bumper stickers and shot glasses. But none of those products have allowed people to smell like their alma mater. Enter college-licensed perfumes.

December 29 2011


March 08 2011


College Lives Episode Three

All about work from creative multimedia students in County Tipperary, Ireland.

January 12 2011


21st Century Skills

The 21st Century Skills Movement seeks to reform education to better prepare students for success in the modern workplace. Those skills include creativity, innovation, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. We'll talk to some Silicon Valley veterans who are working to help students attain these skills. And we'll find out why the movement has encountered opposition from some education leaders, who favor an emphasis on core content and knowledge. Guests: - Bernie Trilling, author of "21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times" and former global director of the Oracle Education Foundation - Gregg Witkin, digital media arts teacher at Boynton High School in Campbell - Miguel Salinas, senior manager of Adobe Youth Voices -- a global philanthropic initiative that empowers youth from under-served communities with digital media tools so they can comment on their world and share ideas - Randy Nelson, head of artistic development and training at DreamWorks Animation and former dean of Pixar University

September 09 2010


Shaking Up Higher Ed

Is it time to remake American Higher Education? Columbia University’s Mark Taylor says it’s time to end tenure and bring on a revolution. He joins us.
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