Archives: Higher Education

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

One in five. It’s a commonly quoted statistic on the number of women sexually assaulted during college. Campuses around the country are taking note– as is the White House. It recently launched a campaign called “It’s On Us.” We’ll look at how colleges are addressing sexual assault, and the uneasy intersection of sex, violence, and the law.

Job Creation and Higher Ed

Time was when a high school education could get an Ohioan a pretty good job in a factory, or working in a mine. But some point to the new “knowledge economy” as a sign we need to invest more in colleges and universities. Ohio’s job creation numbers are some of the lowest in the nation, and this hour we’ll discuss the link between jobs and higher ed

OSU’s New President and Public Universities

Ohio State recently named its 15th president, Dr. Michael Drake, who currently serves as chancellor of University of California Irvine. This hour we’ll talk about the challenges facing Drake and other presidents of large public universities.

Job Creation and Higher Ed

Time was when a high school education could get an Ohioan a pretty good job in a factory, or working in a mine. But some point to the new “knowledge economy” as a sign we need to invest more in colleges and universities. Ohio’s job creation numbers are some of the lowest in the nation, and this hour we’ll discuss the link between jobs and higher ed

President Alutto: Leading without a Bow Tie

This hour we’ll talk with OSU’s interim president, Joseph Alutto, about his hopes for the university as he sits at the helm for the next few months. Alutto recently described a period of uncertainty at the school and an interest in increasing the OSU brand. We’ll ask him more about academics, safety, and the search for a permanent president.

Wellness Wednesday: Health Dollars, Binge Drinking, Doc Shortage

Glossy college brochures don’t include info on their binge drinking rates, but the NIH says alcohol abuse on campuses is costing us dollars and lives. We’ll look at how schools are curbing the trend. We’ll also take a look at the power of money to motivate good health habits, and the effect of the doctor shortage on the healthcare mandate.

Picking a College President

It’s a time of transition for Ohio universities. Kent State and the University of Akron will bid farewell to their presidents next summer, and OSU hired a consulting firm to help with their presidential search. This hour we’ll look at the changing role of university presidents, and discuss the idea of corporations as academic business models.

Affirmative Action and Academic Diversity

Abigail Fisher’s affirmative action lawsuit against the University of Texas Law School has drawn attention to the question of on-campus diversity. The US Supreme Court passed the case to a lower court, and this hour we’ll examine the Court’s (non-) decision. We’ll discuss how diversity is measured, and what its value is in an academic setting.

Grading Ohio’s College Graduation Rates

Governor Kasich’s last budget promised to provide incentoves for Ohio colleges with the highest graduation rates. Ohio State would see a $10 million increase; Bowling Green could face a $2.8 million cut. This hour of All Sides asks if the rates are mark of a university’s quality, and if more degrees are the key to increasing our national standing.

Higher Education: a Right or a Choice

Does government have the requirement to provide higher education to its citizens, or is higher education a personal choice and responsibility? Is higher education in America a right, or is it a choice? On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll talk about the two sides of the debate.