A Common Lament, too Infrequently Spoken

One of the refreshing things about University Diaries is that the author says unpopular things that need to be spoken.  Take this reflection on the NMSU athletic program.

Having graduated from a University where sports was, if not all, so predominate that one couldn't wrap a thought around academics, I witnessed depredations of education in every sector--from the salaries of the top-paid Professors (some of them winners of the Nobel Prize) to the means used to make certain that key members of the sports teams passed their classes.


  1. I wonder how much the cost of athletics is responsible for the ever-ballooning "tuition and fees". Another argument for community colleges and online instruction -- your tuition money is going to tuition.


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