Drexel University Smart House

Posted: 23rd January 2011 by EricBierker in Careers

I ¬†know that it has been a while since I posted to the College Transition Group Blog. My goal is to post something of interest weekly. I came across this link about Drexel University’s The Smart House.

Wow, this should be what college is all about…not the current emphasis on parties and drinking and football games. Whatever happened to the intellectual and academic mission of higher education, for the betterment of the individual as well as society? It is time to refocus college on the development of the mind and spirit, by creatively cultivating innovating thinking and applications.

Not sitting in some stadium screaming “Go Team.” Sports have their place, yet we have to wonder what is right about a society that pays its sports stars millions of dollars a year while underfunding schools. My school district’s yearly budget of hundreds of employees and thousands of students is half (money-wise) that the contract LeBron James signed to go to South Beach.

Time to tell professional and collegiate big-time sports (and the corporations that support it, like big beer) to go pound sand. ENOUGH.

 

 

 

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