College Street

College Street Matthew Fordham wants to do something noble and worthwhile with his life and what can be nobler than working in the vaunted halls of an institution of higher learning So Matthew picks up his life and

  • Title: College Street
  • Author: Michael Fridgen
  • ISBN: 9780692415993
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • Matthew Fordham wants to do something noble and worthwhile with his life and what can be nobler than working in the vaunted halls of an institution of higher learning So Matthew picks up his life and moves from Boston to Rochingford, Minnesota, to fulfill his life s calling and be near his best friend, radio show host Jason Starkley.Matthew learns quickly, however, that hMatthew Fordham wants to do something noble and worthwhile with his life and what can be nobler than working in the vaunted halls of an institution of higher learning So Matthew picks up his life and moves from Boston to Rochingford, Minnesota, to fulfill his life s calling and be near his best friend, radio show host Jason Starkley.Matthew learns quickly, however, that his work at the University of the Midwest at Rochingford UMR has little to do with opening and enriching the fertile minds of the students who pay through the nose to attend Instead he spends his days trying to figure out exactly what the university s president, Dr Peter Johnson, is talking about he speaks only in metaphors, of course and dealing with the arrogant professors who are a century behind the times.When Jason goads Matthew into anonymously airing his grievances against UMR on Jason s radio program, it starts a firestorm in the community that s good for ratings and bad for the school.As the controversy picks up steam, drawing in of the community, UMR rushes to repair its image, instead of rushing to repair a system that is damaged and damaging to all involved.

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    1. Another amazing book by Michael Fridgen. College Street is written as a satirical takedown of higher education. It is told in the same style that Sinclair Lewis used in his masterpiece Main Street. Using humor and language to show the ridiculous state of higher education in the United States, Fridgen manages to educate the reader and entertain him along the way. College Street is about a fictional university in the Midwest (ala Sinclair Lewis style) and all of its flaws - from the President and [...]

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