‘Twas a time when young men and women graduated from the readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic of high school to the Great Works that awaited them in college, but what awaits today’s high school graduates?
When English professor Clifton Snider assigns his class an argument paper, he already knows the side of the question that he wants to hear.
Metaphorically speaking, that is. Nationwide, partisan types on campus are going into overdrive on behalf of the presidential campaign, sometimes causing fistfights—and that’s just the faculty.
When psychologist Denis Nissim-Sabat takes his political positions into the classroom, he threatens to turn the science of the mind into the control of the thought.
The withdrawal of George Mason University’s (GMU) speaking invitation to controversial filmmaker Michael Moore stands out in a school year in which the presidential election gives college professors and administrators the chance to vividly display their partisan biases.
When a college professor upbraided a student in an e-mail to the class over that student’s refusal to accept homosexuality in a discussion centered around that topic, the instructor set off a chain reaction that led to a federal investigation.
School officials have no trouble finding projects to spend budget dollars on: Duke University, for example, gives each freshman a cutting-edge high tech i-pod for no particular reason.
In warning a sympathetic Washington, D. C. audience of the “fearmongering” of the Bush Administration, a Brooklyn College professor conjured up some demons of his own.
The Department of Education finally caught up with heterophobe Professor Elyse Crystall but the faculty there is trying hard not to notice.
Michael Moore is coming to Utah, whether it wants him or not.