Tim Murphy

Smokey and the Bandit

How a secret government sweetheart deal for Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder wrecked a great park ranger’s career.

Legacy lives on at “Clout U”

The big news out of the Land of Lincoln this week—well, other than this—was the resignation, on Tuesday, of University of Illinois chancellor Richard Herman on the heels of a series of Chicago Tribune reports about his school’s admissions policies. Herman’s resignation wasn’t all that unexpected—the U of I’s system president and six trustees had… Read more »

Addressing Inefficiency in Higher Ed

Via the Chronicle, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has a piece in this week’s Newsweek making the case for more three-year degree programs at colleges and universities. Alexander, a former president at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, can speak from experience when he opines on higher education issues, and his solution is an immediately sensible… Read more »