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“When the College of Arts and Sciences offers its new Sexuality and Queer Studies minor in the fall semester of 2013, it will be at the vanguard of an academic discipline.”— Lauren Ober, on American University’s new course offering.
“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…
Read Accuracy in Academia’s inside account of the Modern Language Association in the latest issue of AIA’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
“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.
“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).
Academics in their own words, for better or, more frequently, for worse in the latest issue of Accuracy in Academia’s Campus Report newsletter.
More than a half a century after Alger Hiss betrayed his country, some academics still proclaim his innocence.
“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
“One of the lone drawbacks of affirmative action is that mediocrity can become an expectation.”— Khadijah Davis is a sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University.