2007-03-21

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A modest proposal to save the newspaper trade (Anya Kamenetz, FastCompany.com, Apr 07 issue)

Could the "social enterprise" model save the newspaper trade?

Scandals of Higher Education (Andrew Delbanco, New York Review of Books, Vol.54 No.5)

Sure, rich kids go to America's richest colleges. "But today's students are richer on average than their predecessors. Between the mid-1970s and mid-1990s, in a sample of eleven prestigious colleges, the percentage of students from families in the bottom quartile of national family income remained roughly steady — around 10 percent. During the same period the percentage of students from the top quartile rose sharply, from a little more than one third to fully half." What's been happening?