Linda Perlstein discusses education and writing, with occasional detours into pop culture and food.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I’ll take “The Value of College” for $600, Alex!
Or should we say for $184,203 (so far!), for my friend Tom Nissley, who had his sixth win on “Jeopardy!” last night and is already one of the top regular-season winners ever. Humanities PhDs certainly get their share of “What are you going to do with that degree?” and “Well, that will come in handy at trivia night.” It comes in handy for Tom’s day job too, though in a way that is not so instantly lucrative.