The Modern Language Association convened December 27-30 in Philadelphia for its 120th annual conference. The conference, known for its often unorthodox and lurid panel discussions, had a more serious tone this year, as academics considered the future of the humanities in this country. Academe of today, however, still finds itself gravitating towards low culture and trends, if not absurdity.
Distance learners beware. If you sign up for “United States History II: 1865 to Present” with Mary Buggie-Hunt, you may get a perspective on America’s past that you had not bargained for.
After months of persecution by the administration of the University of Oklahoma, geophysicist David Deming answered back with more than a letter-to-the-editor or inter-office memo. He has sued OU officials in federal court.
In order to major in journalism, students must take two prerequisites, one of which is Cultural and Historical Foundations Communication. Those who expect a course in the history of journalism will be disappointed.
Accuracy in Academia’s executive director, Malcolm A. Kline, has an article in USA TODAY about the less-than-African roots of Kwanzaa.
The material covered in Western Civ is not important only for one’s academic foundation, but also for the understanding of culture and one’s place in that culture.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History traces America’s history from the pilgrims to the Clinton years, drawing on some rarely seen historical quotations.
After three decades of affirmative action in education, American blacks find themselves less likely to go to college than they did before the U. S. Congress made a mid-20th Century correction in civil rights laws, a new study finds.
Although most Americans credit President Ronald Reagan with winning this country’s Cold War with the former Soviet Union, many universities offer a different spin on the half-century-old conflict, such as the one frequently taught at Colgate University.
Students, and faculty, who want to serve their country can expect to traverse a metaphoric obstacle course laid out by college administrators before running on a real one for their drill instructors.