In case you were wondering, a writer for American School magazine gave a helpful guide to the way that generations break down these days. According to Kerry L. Roberts:
Monthly Archives For December 2011
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a petition Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court that asks it to weigh in on a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit against Christian student organizations at San Diego State University.
“The apparent fear that so many young people have of ever being quiet enough to listen to the narrator in their heads and hear what it is saying, is thoroughly dysfunctional.”— Adam Garfinkle, Editor of The American Interest magazine, at the Foreign Policy Research Institute forum on “Teaching the Middle East: Between Authoritarianism and Reform,” held October 15-16, 2011.
If colleges and universities look hopelessly bureaucratic from the outside, the view from inside is even worse.
“The University of Central Florida is one of more than 30 colleges the Internal Revenue Service has been auditing to see whether they have paid enough taxes on profits earned through advertising, special events and other commercial activities.”— Denise-Marie Balona, Orlando Sentinel, December 10, 2011
The governor of Texas, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, got a first-hand taste of what college life is like for conservative students on a foray into an Ames, Iowa coffee shop.
The authors who are read most widely are those who are no longer around. Former Accuracy in Academia executive director Dan Flynn pays homage to a quartet of them in his latest book, Blue Collar Intellectuals.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) may have actually latched onto a case in which the first amendment rights of a left-wing professor are genuinely at risk.
Some observers such as your servant have been dismissed for reading and relating the anonymous reviews found on Rate My Professors.com.
Putting the power of life and death in anyone’s hands is a dubious undertaking, to put it mildly. Giving such responsibility to a pair of academics is questionable, at best.