Posts By Accuracy in Academia

Look what comes last

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“In higher education the social values of social cohesion and progress, social welfare and service, the institutional values of economy and efficiency and the academic values of knowledge, truth, and increase in intellectual capital are…

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The Real Haters

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“There is nothing that arid, overly specialized academicians—who usually attain tenure without ever writing a readable work of interest to the cultivated general reader—hate more than well-written popular history.”—Aram Bakshian,Jr., The American Spectator, February 2013.

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Solid Scholarship on Sex

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“Similarly, in high academe, the philosophy of sex and love, not to mention the long history of social-science research on sexuality, from Kinsey to the present, occupies solid, reputable ground.”— Carlin Romano, professor of philosophy and humanities at Ursinus College and author of America the Philosophical (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012).

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Agents of Inaccuracy

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“Despite the fact that more than half of faculty members say on surveys that an important goal for undergraduate instruction is to ‘encourage students to become agents of social change,’ colleges don’t have much of an effect on student political participation.” —Canadian sociologist Neil Gross

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