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.
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.
At the end of every year I compile this list, and every year I include a “hope for more” in the following year. And every year, I haven’t been disappointed in that hope.
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.
After the 2004 election the President remarked that he had earned political capital, and on Monday it became clear that he intended to spend some of it on advancing the education reforms of his first term.
Many widely respected ideologues willfully ignore reality in support of their agendas, the former executive director of Accuracy in Academia told the audience at a recent luncheon sponsored by Accuracy in Media.
Those of us who suffered through the old math nevertheless saw the nice, linear relationship between the first numbers that we learned to add and subtract and the checkbooks that we had to balance later in life. Today’s public school students are not always so fortunate.
Should the Pope Foundation agree to fund the proposed Western Civilization program, it would hardly be the first time a private foundation with a noticeable political agenda has ever given money to a program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
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.
This is only the beginning of the Christmas season and already the anti-Christmas crusade is in high gear.