Central Connecticut State University in New Britain will resume in-person classes in the fall along with the other state colleges. In-person classes will resume at state colleges this fall, with mask-wearing and social-distancing requirements still in effect, officials said Monday. The announcement came at Gateway Community College on Monday, where leaders from colleges and universities […]
If you owned your own restaurant and wanted to create some new signature meals to attract new patrons and increase your competitiveness, how would you feel if you had to wait for state government officials to review your suggested dishes, taste those recipes and approve their preparation before you could offer them to customers? To make matters worse, what if that process could take a year or more and, meanwhile, up the street and in surrounding towns, other restaurants were not restricted from changing up their menus as and when they saw fit? For many of Connecticut’s private non-profit universities and colleges, this hypothetical example of unnecessary government oversight is analogous to a program-development challenge we are facing.
I have been associated with student newspapers throughout my college career. I cringe when administrators and others attempt to limit the freedom of the press. I think the college does more harm than good with these actions.
Should a university that is more selective in who it enrolls be ranked higher than a university that accepts everyone who applies? If faculty members are paid more, should they be ranked higher? And what if a university’s reputation is more highly regarded than another’s? Should the more popular university be ranked higher?