A widely-used textbook urges students not to worry their pretty little heads about the facts of American history.
Articles By: Malcolm A. Kline
Those colleges and universities that seem to be vying for the chance to be Catholic in Name Only (CINO) may soon lose even that designation because Pope Benedict XVI has indicated in his writings that the Mother Church may release these institutions of higher learning to fend for themselves.
An informal survey of a few Wisconsin universities gives us some idea of the degree to which zealous administrators and enthusiastically liberal undergraduates badger conservatives in the state named after that animal.
Academics tend to be more religious than non-academics, an economist from MIT says, but he admitted that belief and unbelief may vary by department.
In days of yore, school assemblies gave us a break from heavy-duty note taking and the chance to daydream virtually without penalty. Today, daydreaming may be something that you can get extra credit for.
Too many students are finding that it is hard to be truly multicultural and learn a second language when you have not been taught how to use your mother tongue.
While most Americans made their minds up about Osama bin Laden after the September 11, 2001 attacks upon the United States, academics are still grappling with their views of the terrorist leader and his followers four years after the 9/11 massacres.
When disaster strikes, people say and do rash things, especially when they are professors in Ivy League universities more than a thousand miles away from the wreckage.
On the face of it, Catholic teaching would seem to be as compatible with Charles Darwin’s theories of evolution as classical music devotees would be with the audience at a grunge rock concert, but there has been a rapprochement over the course of the past decade.
When professors go outside their subject areas, the results are usually not pretty. Take the case of philosophy professor Barbara Forrest, called on to challenge the scientific theory of intelligent design in fora academic and legal.