Colleges and universities pride themselves on producing erudite citizens. Nevertheless, by nearly available benchmark, they are failing in this regard, although they don’t seem to realize it.
Monthly Archives For March 2011
SHICKSHINNY, Penn. — The Rutherford Institute has come to the aid of a Pennsylvania elementary school student who was prohibited by school officials from passing out Christian pamphlets to her classmates during non-instructional time.
Pensacola, FL – Today, Federal District Court Judge M. Casey Rodgers granted in part a Preliminary Injunction in favor of twenty-four clients of Liberty Counsel, and granted a request for hearing on their remaining claims.
In the May 2011 issue of The American Conservative, a Georgetown professor debates himself and both sides of the debate lose.
In the April issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter, AIA looks at four examples of academics missing the point—in Wisconsin, on Al-Jazeera and WikiLeaks and on global warming.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — After being criticized by The Rutherford Institute for misapplying zero tolerance policies and suspending a seventh grade honor student over allegations that he was in possession of the Italian herb oregano, school officials at Hickory Middle School have agreed to rescind the 10-day suspension and the recommendation for expulsion for “possession of an imitation controlled substance.”
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Rutherford Institute has filed a First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of a 28-year-old K-12 bus driver who was fired for displaying a Confederate flag (with the word “redneck” emblazoned across it) on his personal vehicle.
Beware of polls, particularly when they are done by universities, distributed through their PR offices and given and disseminated by the media.
Academia is embracing Al-Jazeera even while the so-called mainstream media is abandoning it.
University officials love to talk about what they contribute to local economies, no matter how inflated those claims may be. They are more reticent about discussing some of their other activities.