The new year has presented “academic freedom” with a grave new threat. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has published its Guide to Free Speech on Campus. The guide gives a shot in the arm, however, to academic freedom.
The study, “A Systematic Analysis of Affirmative Action in American Law Schools,” argues, using statistical analysis, that although total elimination of racial preferences would cause a 14 percent reduction in the number of blacks accepted to law school, there would be an 8 percent increase in the number of blacks actually becoming lawyers.
Northeastern University professor Shahid Alam has aroused controversy by likening the 9/11 killers to the Founding Fathers.
When Reed Irvine started Accuracy in Academia 20 years ago to document the leftward tilt in higher education, critics charged that we were way off base. Recent studies show that we are on to something.
I suspect that Ramadan chose to come to the US because his numerous gaffes have shown his real face in Europe.
We are reminded in December by television commercials and billboards that this time of year, people not only celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah but also the African feast of Kwanzaa. But how African, or for that matter, how African-American is Kwanzaa?
Although the American Civil Liberties Union and its hand-maidens have been doing their level best to keep the Christmas spirit extinguished, the Catholic League reports that the spirit of the season is alive and well.
Penn State alumni urging the school’s president, Graham Spanier, to fire iconic college football coach Joe Paterno over the Nittany Lions recent losses may want to look at a bigger loser in University Park—the academic program.
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.
This is only the beginning of the Christmas season and already the anti-Christmas crusade is in high gear.