Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
University of Oregon
April 20, 2015
Would You Pay $47,000 for the University of Oregon?
Last week at the exercise boot camp that I attend on Sunday mornings, I saw a mom who hadn’t been coming to the workouts for several months. The mom is divorced and is trying to support herself as a manicurist. Her son is a high school senior so I had been giving her some college advice before she stopped showing...
December 22, 2011
Does College Football Make Students Dumber?
Does a winning college football team make it’s students stupid? Maybe. At least the men. That’s the conclusion you could reach after reading a study released right at the beginning of the college bowl season by economists at the University of Oregon. The researchers examined the grade point averages of the student body at the University of Oregon and compared...
June 21, 2011
A Dean’s Perspective: Why We Need the Liberal Arts
Today I’m sharing a piece written by Scott Coltrane, the dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon, on the beauty and practicality of a liberal arts degree. The popularity of liberal arts degrees is clearly declining. According to a thought-provoking article I read this month in The New Yorker, only 40% of college students graduate with a...