The Dilution of Higher Education


This has been a week from Stupidville. Let’s see if I can describe the situation. I’ll need to describe events and motivations leading up to the recent controversy, and the immediate results and subsequent modifications I have had to make in order to make one of the institutions I am employed by happy. As always,…

Ethics of Deadlines in Education


I recently attended a day-long workshop at the Jefferson County Community and Technical College-Southwest in Louisville, KY. GeoEd 2012 targeted two-year college staff and faculty looking to incorporate geographic information sciences (GIS) in their coursework. My primary employer is a 4-yr institution but the presentations were not especially directed to universities, which is good; otherwise…

Reblog: Business Ethics


Originally posted on The Business Ethics Blog:
The makers of POM Wonderful want you to use your heart, not your brain. At least, that’s the distinct impression we get from the company’s recent battle with the US Federal Trade Commission. Last week, an administrative law judge for the FTC found that at least some of…

Are The GOP Candidates Re-writing History?


I have watched all of the GOP debates. Not once but at least twice due to re-broadcasts and availability to review them on FoxNews and YouTube. Frequently, a comment similar to, America was built by hard-working Americans, has been voiced by a candidate. In fact, Newt Gingrich, at the Iowa debate, stated, “We are a…