Skip to comments.Oakland's Oikos University -- Another Visa Mill?
Posted on 04/03/2012 4:21:25 PM PDT by OddLane
I live less than 12 miles from Oikos University, the site of Mondays mass murder, and had never heard of the place. A television news segment reported Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid whose district includes the school said he didnt know of it either. You could say the school kept a low profile.
The shooter who killed seven has been identified as 43-year-old One L. Goh, a former nursing student and a Korean national who resides in Oakland.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan stated that a source of Gohs fury was his inability to speak English:
(Excerpt) Read more at limitstogrowth.org ...
Wonder whether student loans (hmm, for foreign students...) indirectly fund this place, like they do so many California Institutes of Hair & Nails.
Nowadays, “Diploma mills” often refers to colleges which have a lower, national accreditation, and can therefore receive federal loan payments... or colleges which are used to simply qualify students for immigration status. According to Wikipedia, Oikos offers degrees in Theology, Music, Nursing and Asian Medicine, and, although is licensed from the State of California, does not have national accreditation.
Note: “Nationally accredited” sounds impressive, but regional accreditation is the good kind of accreditation. There are six regional accreditors, each the sole regional acccreditor in their region. Contrarily, there are scores of national accreditors, some of which are very meaningful (such as Lynn Cheney’s AALE, for Liberal Education, and a couple for creationist theological schools), and some of which are complete jokes. That Oikos hasn’t applied for one of the joke accreditors says to me that they may well be sincere in their mission.
Still going through the posts and identifying articles to keyword; I thought this one might provoke some discussion.