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Vedder in Wall Street Journal | College Wouldn’t Cost So Much If Students and Faculty Worked Harder

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored an op-ed column in the Wall Street Journal headlined “College Wouldn’t Cost So Much If Students and Faculty Worked Harder.” The subhead is “I assign far less reading, demand less writing, and give higher grades than I did […]

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April 22, 2019 at 10:34 amFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Crisis #2: Too Little Learning

Vedder in Forbes | Crisis #2: Too Little Learning

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “The Triple College Crisis. Crisis #2: Too Little Learning.” Although people go to college for a multitude of reasons, learning is supposedly paramount among them. Graduating college seniors should know a good deal […]

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April 2, 2019 at 9:31 amFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Crisis #1: College Is Too Costly

Vedder in Forbes | Crisis #1: College Is Too Costly

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “The Triple College Crisis. Crisis #1: College Is Too Costly.” Ask 100 randomly selected Americans, “What is the biggest problem with American universities?” I would bet the most frequent answer would be, “they […]

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March 15, 2019 at 10:10 amFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder: ‘Free College:’ A Better Approach

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column headlined “‘Free College:’ A Better Approach.” …Proposals, such as Senator Bernie Sanders’, for free college open to students at four-year state universities are almost certainly likely to primarily benefit students from moderately affluent families. Moreover, many […]

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March 6, 2019 at 7:35 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Collegiate Free Speech and the Federal Government

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “Collegiate Free Speech And The Federal Government.” Being somewhat of a First Amendment absolutist, I was at first thrilled when I heard that President Trump was considering an executive order denying federal financial […]

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March 4, 2019 at 5:00 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Gilded Age, Or Beginning of a Gentle Decline?

Vedder in Forbes | Gilded Age, Or Beginning of a Gentle Decline?

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “Is This Higher Education’s Golden Age, Gilded Age, Or Beginning Of A Gentle Decline?” …I am worried that higher education today may more closely resemble an aged institution undergoing very slow long-term decline, […]

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February 27, 2019 at 4:50 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder Argues That Higher Ed in U.S. Was Growing Before Morrill Act

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, was quoted in an Accuracy in Academia article headlined “Was Government Intervention in Universities a Big Mistake?” On February 12, the Cato Institute held an event that focused on the history of higher education, what problems currently plague our […]

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February 26, 2019 at 7:39 amFaculty in the News In the News