Phi Beta Cons

How to Wreck a Good University

In Friday’s  Pope Center article, Jason Fitzgerald of Penn Strategies, a Harrisburg firm that has dealt with many grads of Penn State’s Harrisburg campus, laments that the administration seems far more interested in spending money on student comforts than on one of its best departments.

That would be the Political Science Department, where the number of faculty members in a strong (and non-politicized) department is dwindling. Conversely, the administration is ladling money into needless frills.

Unfortunately, many schools are suffering the same fate

George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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