Recent Articles

Academia’s Mission Creep

, George C. Leef

Businesses that diversify into many different markets outside of the one where they’re very good often wind up being mediocre to poor in everything. A university that succumbs to the temptation to expand into areas other than education is apt to have the same result.

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Can Academia Confront Iraq?

, Abraham Taylor

The film challenges extreme but growing ideas such as that of Gordon Feldman, professor at Brandeis University who described terrorism as merely “ways of inflicting revenge on an enemy that seems unable or unwilling to respond to rational pleas for discussion and justice.”

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Barely Civil Rights At UNC And Beyond

, Malcolm A. Kline

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.

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Fahrenheit 9-11 Torpedoed

, Malcolm A. Kline

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.

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(X) Free Speech (X)

, Malcolm A. Kline

In this day and age, it is interesting to see what type of free speech that college and universities allow. A survey of some recent cases suggests that they find political statements risky, particularly conservative ones, but pornography fair game.

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Black Rock & The Ivory Tower

, Malcolm A. Kline

Some of the media heavyweights who weighed in on the CBS scandal also moonlight as college professors. Some of these journalists, in turn, remain perplexed about the the story itself.

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Colleges Choking On Cash

, Malcolm A. Kline

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.

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