Thumbs Down for CBS News NSSE Article

There are many different angles one could take in reporting on the 2011 NSSE Annual Results; it’s a dense 50-page report. I know that every group has its own agenda and every reporter has his or her own personal interests but it’s very disappointing that CBS News chose the snide headline “Business majors: College’s worst slackers?” for their article. In an ordered list, something must be last. In this case, some major must rank last in the number of hours students typically study each week. But to label that group of students “slackers” simply because they fall at the bottom of the list is unnecessarily mean and unprofessional.

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