Academics like to cultivate an image of themselves as cutting edge. Actually, while they may be more up-to-date than flat-earth theories, they are frequently not quite as far ahead of the curve as earth shoes.
Monthly Archives For October 2007
Many years ago—16 to be exact—Saturday Night Live broadcast a sketch called Community College Bowl in which slow-witted contestants slowly answered simple questions normally asked of grade school students. The writers of that sketch may have been way ahead of their time.
What do controversial mouthpiece-of-terrorist-suspects Lynne Stewart and the Law Students for Life have in common? Not much, it turns out, including the right to funding by Hoffstra University.
Students who protested at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund a couple of weeks ago may not be on the side they wanted to join.
Like cashiered anchorman Howard Beale in the cinematic classic Network, an increasing number of Southern Baptists are mad as Hades about the content of public education and not going to take it anymore.
Thought to be a relic of the 1980’s, the ironically named Fairness Doctrine that enabled the federal government to muzzle conservative voices on the airwaves may soon come back with a vengeance.
It contains more useful information than any journalism textbook we have seen but don’t expect legendary reporter Robert Novak’s memoirs to become required reading in communications classes anytime soon.
Lawmakers are increasingly looking to schools to serve on the psychiatric front lines; fortunately, parents and a host of other organizations are crying foul.
The new art exhibit, “Unembedded”—a photojournalists’ account of the Iraq War—has been featured at several prestigious universities amid widespread applause as to its self-described “nuanced view of the civilian instability.”
Disapproval of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ventures by the Democratic controlled Congress is said to be sending a wrong message contrary to America’s efforts to win the hearts and minds of Arab and Moslem allies on global war on terrorism.