Back to school for older students over 24 & lots of options!


Older students go back to school and lots of options are out there for them

Maybe that 20 year old son, daughter or young relative  does better to get a  full job and go back with some  work experience under their belt?  Probably true for many.

What’s happening:   According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s back to college for  many older students over 24 and there’s  lots of options!   Lots of choices are out there!    Roughly 40% of the  18 million students enrolled  in 2 and 4 year colleges were over the age of 24 this spring.  Many  of these older students work full time, have families and are looking for flexible courses with online components.

And there are lots of options for older students.  Colorado State University-Global, launched in 2008, now has 19,000 students.

Purdue University bought for-profit Kaplan University which will add about 30,000 students to Purdue’s base.

Western Governors  University — an online university based in Utah — and Arizona State University as well as many tiny liberal arts colleges are scrambling to enroll students outside the 18-24 range.

Comment by Aptos Psychologist:   Whereas Obama’s policies were to close down and put out of business many “for profit” colleges —  under Trump universities’ policies are  changing for the good.  There’s many more options out there for older students over the age of 24. Education coupled with  work experience is the way to go for more and more students.

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wood paneling oppresses students? oppressive to woodpeckers?


students think wood paneling is oppressive.

Wood paneling in student union oppresses students?   

 When the University of Michigan decided to renovate the century-old Michigan Union building, they thought it would be nice to get some input from students on the direction the renovations should take. In theory, not a bad idea.

 Unfortunately, the university forgot this is the outrage generation, and should have expected that a student would express concern that minorities are oppressed by FINISHED WOOD:

Anna Wibbelman, former president of Building a Better Michigan, an organization that voices student concerns about university development, stated at a student government meeting in late March that “ minority students felt marginalized by quiet, imposing masculine paneling” found throughout the 100-year-old building, the meeting’s minutes state.

“I believe it was an off-hand comment about how many students felt marginalized by the quiet nature of the building when they entered,” she told The College Fix via email.

It’s one thing to say you find certain architecture or design “oppressive,” as in stuffy or uncomfortable. It’s a whole different thing to call the walls racist.

This woman literally thought that students of a certain skin color would be freaked out by an old building. “Triggered” by architecture. And not even architecture that looks like a Klan hood or a penis. Just wood paneling.


Firenze Sage:  Face it —  everything is racist until it isn’t.


students act like tyrants? deny other students their voting rights…

alice in wonderlandStudents act like tyrants? My, my.

How some students deny other student’s their voting rights:

At Tufts, a group called Students for Justice in Palestine decided to place an anti-Israel divestment resolution on the school senate’s agenda on the evening before the Jewish holiday of Passover, at a time when many Jewish students would be unable to attend the student government meeting. More than 50 students emailed their “senators” urging them to postpone the vote until after the Jewish holiday. The senate ignored their request.

Similarly at Pitzer College, the student senate unexpectedly held a vote on Easter Sunday on whether to prohibit Student Activities Funds to be used for payment on goods or services from any corporation or organization associated with Israel. Many student senators were not present, and therefore unable to vote, due to their observance of Easter and Passover.

The resolution passed 22-0, with four abstentions.The author of the resolution claimed, absurdly, that the vote occurred on Easter Sunday and during Passover by coincidence. As for why she didn’t announce that the BDS measure would be taken up, the author admitted it was “because my intention was to have it pass.” “I have had enough intellectual conversation about why people disagree with me,” she explained


Firenze Sage:  These folks have modeled themselves after the Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland).


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