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John Olsrud: Questioning The Far Right Fringe

John Olsrud: Questioning The Far Right Fringe

When I was growing up in the 1950s, there were folks on the far right wing of the political spectrum, just as there are now. Back then, the right wing was mostly looking for communists among us. Remember the McCarthy hearings? I think our country learned much from that era, and as we matured as

John Olsud: If Legislating Through The Courts Is Bad, How About Legislating Through AG Opinion?

Much attention has been paid in recent weeks to decisions of the United States Supreme Court. Critics claim the Court is legislating when it interprets the language in the constitution. This article is about a similar issue involving not the courts but opinions of the Attorney General of this state. During my years as director

John Olsrud: Can We Trust College Administrators To Stop Cheating In Online Courses?

More and more college students are taking online courses for credit. Some college degrees are now awarded for curriculums that are entirely taken online. Offering courses online increases access for people who wish to pursue their educations but cannot afford to attend college in the traditional way, but there is a downside, and that is

John Olsrud: Is There Such A Thing As Too Many Audits?

Judging from some articles and comments from readers, followers on this blog seem to think many of our problems could be solved by requiring more audits of governmental entities. More audits seem to be the easy answer whenever problems are perceived, especially in higher education. Now that the University System auditors have been moved to