Tenured professors remember the Summer of Love as if they could ever forget or would let their hapless students have a memory lapse about their favorite year.
Monthly Archives For July 2007
Who knew how prescient the 1978 frat house film comedy Animal House would be? Now we have an animal law school.
Believe it or not, environmental regulations, whether of the top-down government variety or the self-directed sort, have not been all that easy for environmentally conscious colleges and universities either.
In a day and age in which college standards have dropped so low that it is possible to graduate from a name university without having read a book, a course on “Comics and Culture” might seem apropos but that irony is lost on the creators of the Juniata College course.
At a time when fewer and fewer English professors can actually answer questions about literature, college students in search of America’s literary tradition are more likely to find it in books such as The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature than they are, say, at the Modern Language Association annual convention.
Jed Babbin, editor for Human Events and former Undersecretary of Defense under George H. W. Bush, recently criticized the mainstream media for their unwillingness to highlight the growing threat of authoritarian leaders abroad.
Even the most freewheeling women’s studies programs will not acknowledge the innate differences between men and women.
Apparently, there are better things to do at the Modern Language Association’s annual conventions than go to seminars on “Seducing the Revolutionary Atlantic World.”
Q: What do you get when you sanitize crime reports to make them politically correct?
A: More crime.
Two extracurricular groups from college campuses 3,000 miles apart have found
themselves in similar conflicts with their respective schools.