“Each student we lose seriously impacts our budget.”— F. Javier Cevallos, President, Kutztown University
“When the College of Arts and Sciences offers its new Sexuality and Queer Studies minor in the fall semester of 2013, it will be at the vanguard of an academic discipline.”— Lauren Ober, on American University’s new course offering.
“I will continue to write that the Republican Party should give up on those tactics that focus on voter suppression and find ways to appeal to black and brown voters instead.” Atlanta-Journal Constitution columnist Cynthia Tucker at Harvard last year, ignoring the suppression of military ballots by the Obama Administration, many of them to “black and brown voters.”
“In higher education the social values of social cohesion and progress, social welfare and service, the institutional values of economy and efficiency and the academic values of knowledge, truth, and increase in intellectual capital are…
“Many Chinese are still poor, far fewer Chinese have access to clean water than to cell phones, and they still face many hurdles in protecting their rights and exercising their freedom.”—Ronald Coase and Ning Wang,…
“The increasing favoritism shown by ostensibly elected or revolutionary heads of state in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt to their immediate kin—the Tunisian president’s in-laws, the Libyan leader’s tribesmen, the Egyptian ruler’s son—was an infuriating affront…
“Similarly, in high academe, the philosophy of sex and love, not to mention the long history of social-science research on sexuality, from Kinsey to the present, occupies solid, reputable ground.”— Carlin Romano, professor of philosophy and humanities at Ursinus College and author of America the Philosophical (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012).
A panel of professors at the Modern Language Association came up with a new name for environmentalist–eco-cosmopolitan.
“Despite the fact that more than half of faculty members say on surveys that an important goal for undergraduate instruction is to ‘encourage students to become agents of social change,’ colleges don’t have much of an effect on student political participation.” —Canadian sociologist Neil Gross
“It’s healthy to make God look like you. It’s a good self-esteem move.”—Monica A. Coleman, associate professor at the Claremont School of Theology, as quoted in Faith & Freedom magazine