Review: The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff

Coddling of the American Mind

One of my favorite aspects of my job is the opportunity to work with interns during the Utah legislative session. We usually hire several interns from the colleges and universities across the state, and they help us during the state legislative session as we track legislation and communicate with staff and legislators. They are all bright, capable, and intelligent. I don’t necessarily think college is for everyone, but for me, getting accepted and then going off to college was akin to receiving my letter to Hogwarts and boarding the train…

Utah State Auditor – Analysis Report on NCAA Athletics Revenue Subsidization for Utah’s Public Colleges and Universities [UPH Wire]

The body of the email is the same as the attachment If you have questions or would like to schedule an interview, please email ndavis@utah.gov. —- *News Release* *For Immediate Release* July 7, 2015 *Office of the Utah State Auditor Releases an Analysis Report on NCAA Athletics Revenue Subsidization for Utah’s Public Colleges and Universities* *Salt Lake City, UTAH –* The Office of the Utah State Auditor (Office) today released its *Analysis Report on NCAA Athletics Revenue Subsidization for Utah’s Public Colleges and Universities.* As part of this examination, the Office reviewed…

Occupy Wall Street vs. the Tea Party: Comparing Two Higher Education Reform Proposals

There is a battle going on for the heart, soul, but mostly political devotion of the Millennial generation.  Because this group overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama both times, common wisdom suggests this group will turn into a loyal lifelong voting bloc for democrats.  According to this recent Pew study on the millennials, it looks like their allegiance is far from guaranteed at this point for any institution. Anyone who knows me knows that I am in no way an expert on fashion, but this article in Millennial-centered Policymic caught my…

Games of chance legal in Utah. Who knew?

  In Utah, we don’t gamble. Games of chance are against the law. In fact, our State Constitution prohibits gambling. Yet every year a high stakes poker game plays out in our State Capitol as a $13.5 billion budget is ironed out. Think the World Series of Poker. On one side, The House led by Speaker Becky Lockhart. On the other side, the Senate let by President Wayne Niederhauser. Together, the two legislative bodies appropriate the budget. Another player at the table with a smaller stack of chips is Governor Gary…