Recent Articles

Convoluted Theory

, Malcolm A. Kline

Employers are finding it harder and harder to find staffers who can write clearly and coherently, and colleges and universities are largely to blame, Professor Nan Miller says.

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Beer & Circus U

, Malcolm A. Kline

When students do receive a good college education, they have usually taught themselves, but too many undergraduates do not make the effort, according to a recently retired professor who describes himself as an “unrepentant liberal.”

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Catholic Law?

, Malcolm A. Kline

New York, N. Y.—Last summer, about two dozen law school professors from nominally Catholic colleges and universities protested the then-pending nomination of U. S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, a Catholic convert, but they did not do so from a Catholic perspective.

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Grade A Failure?

, George C. Leef

In the great majority of courses at UNC-Chapel Hill, the average gradepoint is above 3.0 and in a few, it is 4.0, meaning that every student received an A. The question is whether that is a problem.

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CINO Checklist

, Malcolm A. Kline

Faith & Family magazine may have come up with a great way of determining whether schools that nominally share the religion of Pope Benedict XVI are actually Catholic in Name Only (CINO).

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Art for PC Sake

, Malcolm A. Kline

Defenders of the status quo in education like to portray themselves as on a higher plane than critics of same but a look at what they are defending usually leaves the uninitiated wondering why such an allegedly highbrow crowd goes in for enterprises that could, at best, be described as lowbrow.

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Affirmative Action Redux

, Malcolm A. Kline

In a recent column that I did on affirmative action, I committed a grievous error. In this one I elaborate upon that correction and try to raise some other questions about an ongoing controversy.

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Caveat Emptor

, Malcolm A. Kline

Did you ever wonder why we get those unique studies and courses coming out of legendary colleges and universities? We get them because our tax dollars are at work paying for them.

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Recent Articles

Life & Death in Academia

, Malcolm A. Kline

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.

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Meals, Toilets, and Marx

, Cliff Kincaid

A campus conservative at UC Davis was so disgusted by slanted coverage of the Occupy movement that he reached out to Fox News and provided the channel a video showing police officers being surrounded by protesters after dismantling an illegal tent site.

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Radical Reforms From Inside Academe

, Malcolm A. Kline

Recently, from inside of academia, veterans of academe have made proposals for reforming higher education that may be among the most far-reaching of any to come from colleges and universities in many a decade.

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OWS Goes Uptown

, Malcolm A. Kline

Fresh from Occupying Wall Street, demonstrators are training their sights on the City University of New York which is planning on raising tuition.

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Loans Down The Hatch

, Malcolm A. Kline

“Should teenagers who are too young to drink be allowed to take out five-figure loans?”— Eric Hoover in The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2, 2011.

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Of Unicorns and Universities

, Malcolm A. Kline

“One might sooner see a herd of unicorns march down Wall Street that a world where student loans are interest-free.” Eric Hoover in The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2, 2011.

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Killing Lincoln, Sensationally

, Spencer Irvine

As an amateur Civil War buff, having walked the hallowed battlegrounds of Gettysburg and Antietam, I greatly appreciate any best-selling book that discusses one of our nation’s greatest triumphs: the American Civil War.

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