Tag: Education

Reevaluate Grading Curves, Assess Students Fairly

Reevaluate Grading Curves, Assess Students Fairly


For the spring 2019 semester, the McDonough School of Business (MSB) changed its undergraduate course grading guidelines. The previous policy, in place since 2009, specified that the average GPA in any MSB core requirement had to be less than a 3.3, or a B+, and included quotas for the number of students who could receive…

The Public School Story DeVos Won’t Tell You

The Public School Story DeVos Won’t Tell You


Betsy DeVos, the nominee for secretary of education, has a lot of ideas about the present state of our public education system. In light of this, I’d like to share the story of my experience in public school. My education has never been in question. I always knew exactly where I was going next. From…

Higher Edge: The truth about rankings


The U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings list on Tuesday Sept. 12. University presidents, administrators, and deans waited with baited breath for its release as a school’s ranking affects everything from a university’s application numbers to its president’s bonus. But, perhaps the amount of weight prospective students and universities alike invest in these…

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