Despite “the rhetoric of student culture,” she writes, students are not only studying less, they are also spending less time socializing than students a generation ago.
The reason why, she offers, is that they’re too busy holding wage-paying jobs. In addition, efforts to create a more cohesive college community are stymied because the “sheer number of options in college life generate a system in which no one is in the same place at the same time. —Jacob Gershman —On the Trail of an Undercover Professor (New York Sun)
An anthropoloy professor in her mid-50s goes undercover as a freshman.