Here… • “Happy Reformation Day!” definitely is the wrong wish for anyone, but hopefully watching a music video of me singing about the life of Martin Luther made someone, somewhere giggle just a bit. • Two more videos to watch, only one of which featured me: the first two talks in our series previewing Whole … More That Was The Week That Was
In last week’s historical sketch of the closures of American colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, I closed by noting an oddly symmetrical pair of statistics: Of schools that closed between 1950 and 1979, 36% opened before 1945 Of schools that have closed since 1980, 37% opened before 1910 Much of the attrition of the … More When Colleges Close: Recent History
Last Friday afternoon I posted the following graph, promising that I’d come back to it this week: Let me pick up by reiterating that “institutions of higher learning” includes everything from Research I universities to “colleges in name only” and lots of post-secondary diversity in between. I didn’t have the time to code things so … More When Colleges Close: A Historical Sketch
I don’t often do posts like this, but it’s Friday afternoon and I’m out of steam… Let me just frame and pose a question, show some data, invite comments, and then come back to the subject next week. If you haven’t heard, my place of employment is going through a fairly significant financial crisis. Still, … More How Many Colleges and Universities Have Closed, Decade by Decade, Since 1900?