It’s that time of year again. Accuracy in Academia is off to cover the Modern Language Association’s annual convention. This is the largest gathering of English professors on the planet.
Monthly Archives For December 2012
Robert Pacquette, a history professor at Hamilton College, recently wrote that although he’s a traditional historian who teaches the principles of limited government and respect for private property, he doesn’t think that those facts register with today’s students.
The deadliest school massacre in history did not involve a gun; occurred before there were video games or violent television shows yet when God was still in the classroom.
People are still saying wise things, although usually off campus. In collecting the wisdom from the past year, that’s where we found most of the sagacious sayings.
Often we find that what is most revealing in covering the higher education beat is what academics reveal about themselves.
“College student loan debt now surpasses $1 trillion,” Vicki Alger from the Independent Women’s Forum pointed out last summer.
RIP, your honor. It was our honor to know you and know of you.
Here is the first part of Accuracy in Academia’s compendium of current wisdom for 2012.
We’ve been posting regular updates on the unprecedented run of Obama Administration veterans who have decamped for academe but the University of Chicago just landed a very big one.
Private corporations and foundations can do whatever they want but one would think that the bigger ones would do a bit more research before endowing politically correct administrators with their prestige.