All the Whining about Colleges Is Getting Old

Mount Ida College is the latest college to close.  It was like throwing gasoline on a fire. The whining has grown in intensity. The articles are flying off the presses (or blogs). Enough already!

You’d think the closure of a college was the end of the world. I recall what it was like when the board of Sweet Briar College voted to close the college. People blew their top. Which is fine. Personally, I don’t care how exercised anyone gets when their beloved alma mater fails, or how much money they want to toss at a failing enterprise. But it’s all the whining and refusal to accept reality that gets old. (Yes, I realize I’m whining about the whining. But there’s a larger point.) Continue reading