Introducing a Great Books curriculum in a state university today is a lot like staging a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Saudi Arabia, but Dr. Mark Winchell has succeeded in bringing the classics to Clemson University, albeit one course at a time.
Left to their own devices, the powers that be at UNC-Chapel Hill opt for the liberal answer to every question—from whom to choose for a commencement speaker to what to require for course reading.
Although at least one professor thinks that they are not too bright, conservative students at Duke University, who are plentiful, and faculty members, who are not, have found some ingenious ways to get their point across.
Jean Cobbs’ political affiliation has made her a marked woman at Virginia State University, the historically black school where she has served on the faculty since 1971.
Monroe Community College has hosted drag strippers, but the New York school draws the line at sending care packages to U.S. troops: “We can’t get involved in anything that controversial.”
The first 50 students who sign up for Conservative University this year will have the chance to sit in the audience at CNN’s “Crossfire.”
“In 20 years you won’t know the place,” Mary Maples Dunn told Sewanee’s Board of Trustees in 1998. The university appears to be running several years ahead of schedule.
A Columbia University professor places the blame for terrorism on U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War.
A Georgetown professor offers this analysis of America’s war on terrorism: “I believe that John Ashcroft woke up one day and saw that white people were dwindling in the United States and panicked.”
Administrators at Bucknell argue with a civil libertarian over whether the university’s policy on “bias-related harassment” constitutes a speech code.