Should Resident Assistants Get Paid?

Should Resident Assistants Get Paid?

Fascinating. Resident Assistants are unionizing, demanding (more) pay…

The RA training I received at Drexel University was far more engaging than the education I received at Drexel…thought out, practical, serious. I considered compensation in the form of a room (with bathroom!) to be a fair exchange. No board. Just room.
That said, I was on duty on night a week and didn’t have weekly crises with which to deal. Just, “please turn down the music” sorts of things and some light programming we were expected to produce, a welcome respite from my EE curriculum. RA life also provided an instant social network and some of my best college memories (vs grinding through EE).

I guess another way college costs will go up…and a job that has become much more demanding given the increase in mental health issues and wide variety of hard drugs now available.

Survival of the Nearest?

Survival of the Nearest?

The employee/employer dynamic has swung very quickly back to employers holding power. Elon Musk is making non-technical executives wonder if they can run technology divisions with 75% fewer employees. CEO's are copycatting Salesforce, Google, Facebook, and others to...

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US Higher Education’s Billion-Dollar Liability

US Higher Education’s Billion-Dollar Liability

I am not a lawyer. I don’t even play one on TV. I’m a literal-minded engineer who loves education when it focuses on learning. When I read about the OIG’s $713M judgement against Western Governors University, based largely on a lack of “regular and substantive...

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