When the media and academia overlap in the United States, the result can be—a distorted picture of America. Journalistic icon Bill Moyers shared such a vision when he gave the commencement address at SMU.
Monthly Archives For May 2007
As the deadline looms on renewing a key federal abstinence funding program called Title V, another questionable study is poised for release in the American Journal of Sociology on the “benign” effects of teen sex.
Although school administrators around the country are rushing a former vice-president’s cinematic debut onto classroom film projectors, some districts are holding out.
Once again, the source of misinformation in the media echo chamber is in the Ivory Tower.
When academics cross the line into advocacy they risk violating their own oft-stated goal of illuminating current controversies, such as immigration.
The book, The Privileged Planet, is one of the best science books I
have ever read. That its author would be denied tenure suggests that
Iowa State University is controlled by anti-scientists.
Former ABC Nightline anchor Ted Koppel addressed the graduates at the University of Southern California (USC) and displayed his newfound freedom of no longer having to hide his political leanings.
Now a high school in Boulder, Colorado has been caught promoting drug use, sexual promiscuity, and deviance to students as young as 14 in a general assembly.
Public schools that clamp down on religious expression do so in the face of a stream of court decisions that uphold the rights of students and teachers to express themselves religiously, albeit with caveats.
The victory of Stephen Smith in the latest round of Dartmouth trustee elections is another sign of accelerating meltdown of the academic status-quo.