Yorktown University Higher Education Hall of Fame
Dr. Richard Vedder:
Dr. Vedder is founder of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity that focuses on higher education issues. The great issue facing college bound students is the high cost of college tuition. Dr. Vedder's Center tracks the cost of college tuition, room and board and his Center's website is a fountain of good information. Dr. Vedder's Going Broke by Degree is a critical examination of how the high cost of a college "education" can put students at high cost private colleges in a very deep financial hole. Some are never able to repay their student loans and thus will have their Social Security Retirement benefits garnished when they reach retirement age and earlier in life their low credit rating will block them from purchasing a home or even an automobile.
Fortunately, Dr. Vedder publishes widely and listed here are essays he published in the "Innovations" blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education. Unless you subscribe to the Chronicle, you will not be able to read his writings, so we are making them available in one place for you to browse when you have time to read about why higher education as we know it is about to undergo radical change.
Dr. Peter Wood:
Dr. Wood is President of the National Association of Scholars. He is the author of A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now (Encounter Books, 2007) and of Diversity: The Invention of a Concept (Encounter Books, 2003) which won the Caldwell Award for Leadership in Higher Education from the John Locke Foundation. He is a graduate of Haverford College, Rutgers University, and the University of Rochester, from which he received a Ph.D. in anthropology in 1987. He previously served as provost of The King's College in New York City, and as associate provost and the president's chief of staff at Boston University, where he was also a tenured member of the anthropology department. His essays on American culture have appeared in The National Review Online, Partisan Review, Frontpage Magazine, Minding the Campus, The Claremont Review of Books, The American Conservative, Society and other journals.
Like his fellow “Hall of Fame” member, Richard Vedder, Dr. Wood publishes widely and listed here are essays he published in the "Innovations" blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education. Unless you subscribe to the Chronicle, you will not be able to read his writings, so we are making them available in one place for you to browse when you have time to read about why higher education as we know it is in desperateneed of true reform.