It is college ranking season again, sponsored by US News and World Report. Once again, US News left Chico State out of their ranking system, I think because the big kids thought that they would lose if it came to any measure of undergraduate education. After all as I have long asserted, Chico State beats … Continue reading UCLA loses to USC, but is Still Afraid to Challenge Chico State in College Rankings!
For anyone interested in social stratification and university systems, Julie Garza-Withers has written “Is the Community College Still the Best Bet for Working Class Students?” over on the “Working Class Perspectives" Blog. This blog raises similar issues to what I wrote about in my essay here “The Sociology of Status Hierarchy and Why I Think Chico State is … Continue reading Working Class, Upper Class, Community Colleges, and Harvard U.
I went to Linyi, China, in June because a chance to teach in Thailand suddenly evaporated due to the May crackdowns on “Red Shirts,” leaving me with under-utilized air tickets. So I asked a colleague to arrange for an invitation to lecture at the University of Linyi, China, in her home town. She has always … Continue reading China and Wikipedia’s Top 100 Lists