Description: Kevin, Libby, and Andrew debate the best and worst of 2015, including affirmative action, free speech, ratings, and Love, Actually
Kevin, Libby, and Andrew devote the podcast to ongoing controversies over campus racism, free speech, and alleged political correctness, with a side conversation on why "Love, Actually" is terrible.
Andrew and Kevin debate the merits of the Democratic higher education platforms as well as the Obama Administration's trove of new "College Scorecard" data.
Libby, Andrew, and Kevin debate what a potential K12 bargain in Congress augers for the Higher Education Act, Kevin and Andrew foolishly debate the meaning of Trump.
Kevin, Andrew, and Libby autopsy the Obama administration's doomed college ratings plan.
Andrew, Libby, and Kevin debate the larger meaning of the LaCour academic fraud case and discuss the Laura Kipnis imbroglio at Libby'a alma mater.
Andrew, Libby and Kevin pick apart the Corinthian College bankruptcy, new polls about what people who didn't graduate from college think about higher education, and continued disagreement about MOOCs.
Kevin, Libby and Andrew unpack the Department of Education's long-delayed list of financially troubled institutions and debate whether college administrators are finally taking a hard line with perpetually awful Greek organizations. Plus, reminiscing about college basketball.
Libby and Andrew ask Kevin tough questions about his new book, The End of College. Also: the demise of Sweet Briar College and what the Academy Awards say about higher education.
In the third Higher Ed Happy Hour, Libby, Andrew and Kevin drink high-class bourbon and debate why President Obama bungled 529 reform as well as the thorny question of what colleges should do about sexual assault.
On the second Higher Ed Happy Hour, Kevin, Libby, and Andrew sample some Irish whisky, dive into the merits of President Obama's higher education tax credit agenda, veer into the great student loan repayment debate, and finish with a discussion of why everyone hates Bill Belichik and whether DeflateGate should really be known as Ballghazi.
In the inaugural episode, Free Community College??!!!, Kevin, Andrew and Libby talk about President Obama's free community college plan, the recent college football national championship game, whether federal college ratings are a good or terrible idea, and the upcoming season premiere of The Americans.