Dalton Conley, Princeton, Mitchell Hartmann discussed on 90.3 KAZU Programming
There's still a long way to go in this fall semester. I'm Mitchell Hartmann for Marketplace. So Mitchell was talking mostly about undergraduates and how the pandemic is changing that experience. Postgraduate education in this Corona virus economy, though, is no picnic, either. Dozens of PhD programs across the country are saying they are not going to be admitting any new students for the next academic year. That is the one that starts in 2021. Marketplaces, Eric Embarrass reports. It is a temporary pause that could have some long term effects. Colleges and universities have a lot of additional cost these days. Personal protective equipment, remote learning Infrastructure Cove in 19 tests and with fewer students on campus. They have less money coming in. So, says Carla Hickman with a B, an education consulting company Schools are making for they can fill their commitment financially. Students who have already matriculated One way they could do that is by not admitting new students. Princeton sociologist Dalton Conley says that's the decision his department made in regards to PhD students. It made more sense to suspend admissions for one year and have those resource is and to be killed by 1000 little cut. But students from poor backgrounds may not be ableto wait for schools to restart admissions so they'll pursue other careers. Suzanne Ortega, with the Council of Graduate School, says that's bad for diversity. We're disrupting the flow from a more diverse undergraduate student pipeline. To a less diverse graduate student pipeline. Even undergraduates are likely to feel the effects, says Gwen Toner, with the National Association of Graduate Professional Students, especially at big State universities, where the graduate students do the majority of close to the majority of the instruction of the undergrads. This might make it very challenging to continue to provide this inequality of education. But this pause could also give graduate programs time to change, Princeton sociologist Dalton Conley says with field research suspended We have to rethink. We have to develop courses and a curriculum in, for example, virtual ethnography, And that, too, will take resource Is America Baris for Marketplace? So here's an interesting tidbit in the How you feeling about this economy category. Spoiler alert pretty good, it turns out. The conference board reported this morning consumer confidence in September as high as it's been since the pandemic started also the jump in confidence from August to September. Big shop in 17 years. Chalk it up to that slowly declining unemployment rate. We will get the September jobs report Friday morning, by the way. We, though, have been checking in with some consumers also regular listeners to this program about what they have been consuming lately, and it seems Sometimes spending a little money. Could bring a little bit of joy. This is Kelly Kolinsky in Columbus, Ohio. I wasn't quite ready to fly yet, but I felt like I really needed to fly home to check on my mom who's 89 years old. And when I'm home, I always try and get my mom to maybe spend a little money on some new things. But she was raised during the Depression, and she won't spend money on anything except for groceries, and she only buys those when she has a coupon. But this afternoon we were looking through on old dog eared cookbook and she said, You know, your father gave this to me about a month after we were married in 1954. So you know, I think she's motivated by not wanting to spend on what she feels isn't necessary. But there's also a lot of value in the memories associated with a lot of things that she has Hi. This is Ernesto from Chicago. Not a lot of new things, but what I did do recently was invest in some Hi and ah French cookware, the enamel type that I usually would not buy because for the most part, it's just way too expensive. Now, I don't know if it's on sale. At 50%, because Businesses want to get rid of it before a possible future bankruptcy. Or not, I mean, that's that's how I see it. Most have been buying some use camera gear. It never goes bad. Hi. This is Ellen Murphy from Mission Hills, Kansas and my current virus shopping. A stories have gone from Being mass step and gloved up, too. Just Eyes glazed over walking through the store, picking at like things off of a very strictly written list, So I was pleasantly surprised Last week when I found A stash of tree ripened peaches. And I can tell you that there is nothing like a fresh late. Late summer peach. When you slice into it in the morning and sit down to eat it, no matter what is coming across on the radio. It.