yet. Which should be good news for this year’s enrollment, given this InsideHigherEd report on the negative effects of campus scandals on undergraduate applications here:
Scandals on college campuses — whether related to sexual assault, hazing or other crimes — have made headlines in recent years. A new working paper suggests that such scandals with extensive media coverage can hurt colleges by causing a significant drop in applications.
… Most dramatically, a scandal covered in a long-form article — which the paper defined as an article longer than two pages in a publication with national circulation — led to a 10 percent drop. That’s roughly the same impact on applications as falling 10 spots in the U.S. News and World Report college rankings, according to a previous study by two of the same researchers.
The lack of scandals, labor unrest, and attacks on archivists and faculty under President Schill has also led to a noticeable drop in UO Matters pageviews (weekly data from google analytics):
So if current trends continue, this blog and my scotch budget will disappear by October 1.