UBC & Hedgefund Fees

There’s a persuasive op-ed making the internet rounds that advocates universities be forced to spend a larger portion of their endowment. In the piece, Victor Fleischer shows that Yale paid more in management/brokerage fees than the endowment put back into financial assistance: Last year, Yale paid about $480 million to private equity fund managers as compensation […]

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Since when are local politics so sexy?

There are many principles that I truly believe but am utterly incapable of following. One of those is that one’s most important social and political responsibilities are to the issues that are near them, not the issues that are far from them. We all have much more power in our universities, unions, churches, and municipalities than we […]

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What is Academic Freedom and Why Don’t People Get It?

You all know the allegations by now. The chair of UBC’s Board of Governors, John Montalbano, places an angry phone call to Jennifer Berdahl for her blog post suggesting recently-resigned UBC president Arvind Gupta lost a ‘masculinity contest.’  Then, Berdahl’s higher ups subject her to a series of intimidating emails, phone calls, and conversations. If Berdahl’s account […]

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Welcome to this blog

Who am I? I don’t know, read my about page. If that’s not enough, go ahead and deep-creep me on your social media network of choice. Basically, I’m a guy who’s been thinking about higher education for a while. Instead of actually graduating and moving on from UBC, I have a job that will keep me here […]

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