Job shortage, fraught future for students
Last week, the Pew Research Center released a new report about the "rising age-gap in economic well-being." Although the Occupy Wall Street movement has called attention to the vast wealth gap between the so-called 99 percent and the 1 percent, Pew decided to take a closer look at trends in the distribution of wealth by age groups.
Using Credit/D/F to fulfill requirements defies the aim of a liberal arts education
Should students be permitted to use the Credit/D/F grading option when taking classes to fulfill distribution requirements? Currently, the College allows this, but the policy is being reconsidered by a faculty committee. The editors of the Orient take on this question in "Conditional Credit/D/F" (October 26, 2007), and they defend the current policy: They argue that the College should allow use of Credit/D/F even for distribution requirements.