Recently, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) took sideswipes at Candace de Russy and David Horowitz, though without giving them much of a read first.
Monthly Archives For October 2006
When he alit for academia, Friar Kyle Haden landed on my beat and gave me a chance to put memories of his homilies on record so that others could see what they are in for.
Maybe Hollywood just isn’t making films like The Bells of St. Mary’s anymore but a documentary about transgendered students seems an odd choice for a campus diversion at a Catholic college even if one of the film’s subjects is a regular communicant somewhere else.
From the New York Times, we get a couple of more reasons why home schooling is growing in popularity, although the editors there doubtless do not look at it that way.
In a recent article on Johns Hopkins University, I reported on a “time-honored tradition” that wasn’t, namely that when VIPs visit the School of Advanced International Studies, students would shortsheet the beds in the dignitaries’ hotel rooms.
Will a diverse college campus – where “diverse” means that there is at least a “critical mass” of students and faculty members who are regarded as being members of certain “underrepresented” groups – lead to better results than if the school did not make any effort at being “diverse?”
The president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights upbraids a Depaul University professor for his attacks upon Alan Dershowitz.
The experience of the Minutemen who tried to speak at Columbia was reminiscent of Accuracy in Academia’s adventures when AIA tried to hold a conference there in the 90s.
As the film Inconvenient Truth makes its way around college campuses, our president took in a preview of the movie and gave a review in real time.
The plan that U. S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling’s commission on higher education has concocted to transform the Ivory Tower looks a lot like No Child Left Behind—three parts funding, one part accountability. Nonetheless, as with NCLB and primary grades, the portion of the scheme that has the faculty lounge most apprehensive is the transparency section.