Bad data and presumptuous essay prompts conspire to make students write safe, conforming essays. A tiny step toward a more conforming life. What if the GPE exam were preceded by a creative brainstorming session? Would the essays be different?
Wednesday was a bad day. A man who preached hate and division was elected president of the United States. But it was also a day that students raised their voices with a power you don’t often hear. Was it a good day?
A panel discussion on the future of the university turned into a sort of Donald Trump rally as students left behind by “academic globalization” protested The Hall of Science Building as if it were a Goldman Sachs bank bailout.
Do students think critically? Do they read? Can they write? A few thoughts from grading the GPE (formerly WPE) today.