What the Latest College Admissions Scandal Reveals About US Culture

August 01, 2019

ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal have unearthed a new college admissions scandal in the US, offering new insight into the culture of inequality that thrives at the core of a society that lives and breathes by, for and through competition. This one concerns falsifying information about a...

The University at Buffalo Talks to Fair Observer

June 13, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Satish Tripathi, the president of the University at Buffalo. A member of the Association of American Universities, the University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive public research university in the State University of...

Education Has Always Opened Doors

March 20, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Garnett Stokes, president of the University of New Mexico. New Mexico is the fifth largest state in the US. It borders Mexico to the south, its capital is Santa Fe and its largest city is Albuquerque. The state is known for many reasons,...

College Cheating Scandal: The Biggest Victim Is Public Confidence

March 16, 2019

The “Varsity Blues” scandal uncovered by the US Department of Justice has shined harsh light on the entitlement and systemic racism that pervades the college admissions process. Fallout continues over a massive college admissions cheating scandal that has involved 50 people, including...

The Student Debt Crisis: Could It Slow the US Economy?

October 28, 2018

Growing student loan debt is “changing the culture of America,” says one expert, and it impacts the economic choices we make all the way through retirement. That rising student debt is one of the creeping threats of our time is hard to refute. Student debt has more than tripled since...

Student Activists Take Matters into Their Own Hands

July 10, 2018

How student activists are using state legislation to protect their rights under Title IX. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is working to threaten the rights of sexual assault survivors on college campuses and their protections under the Title IX legislation of 1972. Over the past 18 months,...