The Friday Five: Campus Happenings

“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories. And to render them safe, their minds must be improved to a certain degree.”—Thomas Jefferson


In some ways, college campuses can offer a refuse from the political and economic grind of day-to-day living–an enclave of social and intellectual life.  With the national turmoil this week, we’ve decided to take a step away and explore what’s happening on America’s campuses:

  • In a controversial article, Slate’s Emily Yoffe tells college women that alcohol can render them defenseless against sexual predators
  • Kevin Carey mounts a preemptive strike against entitlement among Stanford freshmen @ChronicleofHigherEd
  • Really need that book to finish a paper tonight? A new textbook rental company plans to deliver books via drones in minutes.  @TheGuardian
  • Are comprehensive exams useful? Some students and faculty call for changes to a system that has existed for decades.
  • In case you missed it, The Fifth Floor’s own Matthew Braswell recently wrote a post in defense of TFA.  Be sure to check it out! 

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