One of the trends that’s recently taken hold in academia is the focus on deconstructing/or and elevating pop culture icons into objects worthy of serious academic study.
Articles By: Deborah Lambert
When the Modern Language Association, America’s largest association of English professors, demonstrates a sudden concern for the rising debt level of college students as they did in a recent issue of Inside Higher Education, these sentiments bear closer scrutiny.
A student publication at a college in Kelowna, British Columbia reported that a local shoe store has an unusual holiday display this year.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may have singlehandedly ignited the 2011 war on Christmas.
Students who are in the mood for a change of pace during their current academic year might think about checking out one of the many bizarre and unusual classes currently being offered on our nation’s campuses.
Normally, one might assume that mentioning a second-degree murder conviction on a student’s law school application might lessen one’s chances of getting accepted.
Dr. Walter Williams, a distinguished economics professor at George Mason University, noted recently that taxpayers have an imperfect understanding of the academic rot that exists at our nation’s colleges, adding that “what distinguishes one college from the other is the magnitude of that rot.”
Scores in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina have jumped considerably at a time when the majority of the city’s public schools have become charter schools.
Our nation’s campuses are at a crossroads – and this time has less to do with the courses that are taught and more to do with the jumble of mixed messages that confront students.
According to Derek Bok, a former president of Harvard, “universities share one characteristic with compulsive and exiled royalty; there is never enough money to satisfy their desires.”