Post Tagged with: "Richard Vedder"

Vedder in Forbes | A Discourse on Hyper-Specialization vs. General Education

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined Publish Or Perish Can Become Publish AND Perish. Going back several hundred years, the great contributors to advancing our civilization tended to dabble in many disciplines and were not ultra-specialized. Leonardo Da Vinci, […]

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May 10, 2021 at 8:42 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Alumnus Clarence Page Credits Vedder in Story on Removing Systemic Barriers in Hiring Practices

Dr. Richard Vedder

Ohio University alumnus Clarence Page BSJ’69, aa syndicated columnist and a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, credits one of his former professors, Dr. Richard Vedder, in a column he wrote about removing systemic barriers in hiring practices. Page notes that employers often require a college degree for positions […]

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Vedder in Forbes | ‘We Need True Marketplaces of Ideas, Republics of Letters…’

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined A Star Is Born: The Academic Freedom Alliance. …Indeed, the evolution of the modern great universities is most associated, appropriately, with the Enlightenment in Europe arising out of the Renaissance and Reformation after […]

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March 16, 2021 at 8:39 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Academic Taliban Are Winning! Can They Be Stopped?

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined “The Academic Taliban Are Winning! Can They Be Stopped?” Bruce Gilley is a respected scholar. Four distinguished universities (Cambridge, Columbia, California and Georgetown) have published books he has authored or edited. I counted […]

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October 14, 2020 at 3:09 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Coronavirus Enrollment Effects: Small But Consequential

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined “Coronavirus Enrollment Effects: Small But Consequential.” Early preliminary data from the respected National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show total enrollments this fall are down only 1.8 % over last year. Since after the […]

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September 29, 2020 at 2:21 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Forgiving Federal Student Loans Is A Horrible Idea

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined “Forgiving Federal Student Loans Is A Horrible Idea.” This is not the first time, nor probably the last, that I have given my views about forgiving federal student loans. It was a horrible […]

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September 16, 2020 at 2:43 pmFaculty in the News In the News

NBC Column Quotes Vedder on Scrutiny of Endowments

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, was quoted in an NBC news column headlined As colleges confront COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter, endowments deserve scrutiny. Private schools’ nonprofit status entitles them to receive extraordinary tax exemptions and benefits, which have helped facilitate the growth of […]

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September 4, 2020 at 1:32 pmFaculty in the News In the News