I Love You but You Didn’t Do the Reading

[Editor’s Note: We at ILYBYGTH are happy to announce a new feature, “I Love You but You Didn’t Do the Reading.”  In this weekly column, we’ll point out stories of interest to SAGLRROILYBYGTH, a sort of “in case you missed it” list.  Will we be able to keep it up?  Who knows.  But let’s give it a try and see if people like it.  Suggestions for readings are always welcome to our editorial desk: alaats AT binghamton DOT edu .]

December Twenty-First, 2015

READING woman apple

Words, words, words…

What did you miss out there? A few stories that caught our eye this past week:

Demons and Daddies: What a Christian cult looks like these days.

University of Wisconsin: Students do not have the right to be unoffended.

Most of the world’s scientists call themselves religious.

Campuses don’t need more diversity training; they need these three things instead.

Another big creation museum!

Is there really a “mismatch?” Do African Americans students really do worse at elite colleges?

Terror threats close down schools in California, but threats of learning about Islam close down schools in Virginia.

How the other half goes to college.

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  1. Agellius

     /  December 21, 2015

    I totally agree about the rich-poor divide in higher education, and I’m glad to hear it expressed in those terms rather than in terms of race. Where I grew up there wasn’t the expectation that everyone would go to college, and those who might have wanted to (like me) were clueless as to how to go about it, and had no mentors to guide us. I ended up in a community college, and like most people who go that route I dropped out, mainly because I didn’t know what I was working toward; again no real guidance or mentoring to speak of. I think affirmative action programs with regard to college admissions should focus more on income than race, and in that way could help poorer people of all races.

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  2. Adam: I would like to send you an essay I wrote. I am curious about what your take on it wold be. My email is donmcleroy@gmail.com.

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