Bright College Years: Inside the American Campus Today

Bright College Years Inside the American Campus Today On one level the world of higher education is still as Matthews puts it a chunk of the th century dropped live and squabbling on the threshold of the st But behind the stately trees and lovely

  • Title: Bright College Years: Inside the American Campus Today
  • Author: Anne Matthews
  • ISBN: 9780684815411
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On one level, the world of higher education is still, as Matthews puts it, a chunk of the 20th century dropped live and squabbling on the threshold of the 21st But behind the stately trees and lovely towers a powerful hidden life has taken root, as academe is buffeted by the same economic and demographic forces that are drastically reshaping the rest of society What sOn one level, the world of higher education is still, as Matthews puts it, a chunk of the 20th century dropped live and squabbling on the threshold of the 21st But behind the stately trees and lovely towers a powerful hidden life has taken root, as academe is buffeted by the same economic and demographic forces that are drastically reshaping the rest of society What s going on in there And while we re at it, what exactly, these days, is college for Tracking and mapping the academic year, Matthews casts a searchlight in turn on those who learn, those who teach, and those who arrange, especially the makers and managers of money and image whose methods shape higher education strongly every year In the process, she goes behind the scenes at every type of school enormous state universities like Texas or Arizona, where finding French class requires a map and a bus ticket sleek country club schools like Vanderbilt or USC, where student allowances can exceed faculty salaries fiercely specialized colleges like Cal Tech, where students dream in computer languages struggling trailer house campuses like South Dakota s Sinte Gleska, the nation s first Native American university Throughout, Matthews keeps in unsparing focus the conflicts between our competing images of what college is supposed to be show business, rite of passage, profit machine, private planet, gateway to knowledge and power Irreverent, engrossing, vastly entertaining, and intensely observed, Bright College Years is one veteran journalist s and native daughter s inside scoop on a beloved American institution in the grip of enormous change.

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    2 thoughts on “Bright College Years: Inside the American Campus Today

    1. Anne Matthews Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Bright College Years: Inside the American Campus Today book, this is one of the most wanted Anne Matthews author readers around the world.

    2. In the new journalism style Anne Matthews explores what it means to be a college student, what it means to administrate or teach at college, and discusses what the goals of our nation's universities should be as well as the deep problems troubling America's higher education. Topics range from the youth party culture, to learning outcomes, to education costs, to funding, and to tenure debates, among many others.

    3. Kind of dated now; was published in 1997. Mildly interesting book about the reality behind the facade of college and university life. Reading it, I kept thinking, "I could do something like this, and do it better."

    4. Very interesting book about college life in the late 90's. The culture (of both students and staff), the history, the bureacracy, the "business" of colleges and a lot about what modern college students go through.

    5. Sophisticated, informed, complex, ambitious literary fiction, which sadly is a dying art. This is a fine example, and deserves to be much better known.

    6. Intelligent, funny, sad, extremely well researched. Will someday be recognized as a classic of nonfiction.

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