Welcome new graduate students!
Yesterday, Frank Atkins and I made teaching and research assistant assignments for our graduate students. In doing so, I am reminded of the lessons taught by the Simpsons on graduate education.
NYT Video Article on the Effect of the Economic Crisis on School Music Programs
Here's a nice video from the New York Times on the effect of the recession on school music programs. In addition to the "standard" type of pressures the crisis puts on the school (e.g., cutting funds to extracurricular programs like music), there are also pressures on the individual musicians and their families regarding the costs associated with being in the music program.-By rob on 2009-05-20
Career Advice from Obama and Bernanke
Here's something from the Wall Street Journal blog that undergraduates may want to consider, particularly those in business schools at their respective universities:
Both President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke talked Tuesday about the recent attraction of finance as a profession for some of the nation’s brightest young people.-By rob on 2009-05-20
Is this really a degree?
The University of Calgary has a new School of Policy Studies. Eventually the new school will be offering a degree. However, hopefully it won't be like this one: quoted from the Liverpool Hope University's website: -By rob on 2009-05-20