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E-index

Okay. I didn’t write any “best of” lists for 2010, or describe my resolutions for 2011. The New Year came and went with nary a whisper. I hope you didn’t miss me too much. Anyway, the last few days, I’ve … Continue reading

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There's no problem with tuition?

Last week, the New York Times’s Stanley Fish wrote an article arguing that there may not be a college cost crisis after all, citing the work of Robert Archibald and David Feldman. I’ll recap some of the basic arguments in … Continue reading

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Seriously? On the high prices of textbooks.

I was talking to a colleague of mine yesterday, and he was surprised to find that a number of the students in his mechanics course didn’t have the course textbook, because the bookstore was selling it for upwards of two … Continue reading

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Why is your tuition so high? Part 2

Some time ago, I wrote an entry on the high cost of college. This isn’t exactly news, but the further I delve into the problem the stranger it seems. I’m not all that concerned about the demand side, at least … Continue reading

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h-index

I’ve been thinking a lot about my h-index lately. This is the sort of thing that passes for vanity and ego-surfing among the academic community. For those not in the know, your h-index is computed by ranking all of your … Continue reading

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The high price of (academic) business

Hi kids. It’s September, and you know what that means. It’s time to go back to school and realize that tuition has gone up yet again. I know, I sound like your Grandpa. I can remember the days when Cokes … Continue reading

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