As one blogger notes, it is an academic tradition for professors to “try to one-up their colleagues by exchanging unintentionally hilarious sentences from students’ exams and final papers.” In a similar spirit, I will be providing some of the more striking statements made by professors discussing at the 2009 MLA Convention.
Veteran Journalist Recommends Voodoo Anyone?
Veteran journalist Wes Vernon gave Accuracy in Academia’s first textbook an unreserved rave in a review in The Washington Times.
Band of Brooks Brothers
When you make a rapid ascent from college classroom to metro newsroom, you may miss a lot. Plucked from the University of Chicago by none other than William F. Buckley himself to toil at National Review, David Brooks then made a dazzling climb up the editorial ladder to where he is perched today at the New York Times.
Voodoo Anyone? lauded in U.S. Senate
Last month U. S. Senator Michael Enzi, R-Wyoming, recommended Accuracy in Academia’s new textbook to his colleagues in remarks on the Senate floor.
Let Them Eat Rice Cake
Readers and viewers desert old-time newspapers and broadcast outlets with nearly as much determination and enthusiasm as the peoples of captive nations showed when fleeing their countries as the Soviet Union collapsed. Nevertheless, the response of journalism schools is to groom even more activist journalist-provacateurs.
Feckless Association Rides Again
The union of college professors in the Golden State that one member dubbed “The California Feckless Association” is working overtime to show how out of touch it is with nation, state and world.
Brown Discovers Hangovers
Here’s a research project the Ivy League has just tackled that people outside the Ivies have been onto for generations.
UNC Chapel Hill Christmas PSAs
“Santa is clearly a mutant.”
Yes, that’s what a UNC-Chapel Hill employee actually says in a Christmas video produced by the school.
Bogus: ‘Case Western’ Blogger Falsifies Protest
Blogger “Norman Novus,” who claims to be a Case Western Reserve University Ph.D. candidate, wrote on December 18 that “a group of Cleveland’s less cerebrally engaged have take to protesting outside my research suite at Case.” But at least one of his photos is ripped off Getty Images.
Hope For The Future
Believe it or not, someone from academia has actually done a detailed, critical analysis of the accuracy of claims of proponents of the health care reform bill currently before Congress. Of course, that critic is a student, not a professor.