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Academic Freedom has Veered Off Course

, Spencer Irvine

Jay Schalin,  Director of Policy Analysis at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education, wrote an insightful report on academic freedom in public versus private colleges, the roots and evolution of academic freedom, and…

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Academic Gets The Right Wrong

, Malcolm A. Kline

In the Chronicle Review, a Stanford historian interviews George Nash, distinguished chronicler of the political right, with the pretty tacit intent of bashing Trump supporters. “It might be preposterous in this, the year of Trump,…

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Meet Betsy DeVos, the New Education Secretary

, Deborah Lambert

President-elect Donald Trump has selected billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, a relatively unknown figure on the national scene, to head the U.S. Department of Education. Calling her a “brilliant and passionate education advocate,” Trump said in…

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African-American History Missing

, Spencer Irvine

Field trips to museums in Washington, D.C. are nothing new but the latest archive in our nation’s capital may break records set by other museums in the Smithsonian network. The much-heralded National African-American Museum of…

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Are We All Trumpets?

, Malcolm A. Kline

The American division of Graduate Women International (GWI) may find itself in the odd position of channeling Donald Trump. “On this International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (VAW), Graduate Women International (GWI) voices concern…

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Government Persecutes For Profit Colleges

, Malcolm A. Kline

Can it be that the federal government has been waging war on for-profit colleges because, with all their problems, they still make traditional institutions of higher learning look bad? For example, the Obama Administration famously…

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