When professors go outside their subject areas, the results are usually not pretty. Take the case of philosophy professor Barbara Forrest, called on to challenge the scientific theory of intelligent design in fora academic and legal.
Monthly Archives For October 2005
Did American public schools make the grade? The answer is an unsatisfying “not really.”
Move over, Ward Churchill — there is a professor who might be even more, er, controversial than you.
It’s the great conceit of modern liberalism that if good things are to happen, they have to be arranged by authorities.
Conservative and libertarian professors and students find themselves up against the wall when defending their free speech rights largely because of the so-called guardians of academic freedom.
According to some recently published data, educators at many of the nation’s top colleges and universities are heavy donors to Democratic candidates.
In the fabled past, students in colleges and universities were penalized for giving an incorrect answer on an exam, now they risk a lower grade if they don’t.
Colleges and universities spend billions on women’s studies programs, mostly at the taxpayers’ expense, but coeds are avoiding these programs to a greater extent than television viewers avoid the WB.
Every year, millionaire college presidents and lobbyists come to Washington, D. C. to plead for more federal money from American taxpayers in order to educate the public but you get a different story when you actually go to a few college towns.
By every conceivable measure, the environment is getting better, not worse, with time but most college professors are reluctant to acknowledge the improvement, particularly on their own campuses.