Recent Articles

North Carolina’s Callow Core

, Malcolm A. Kline

‘Twas a time when young men and women graduated from the readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic of high school to the Great Works that awaited them in college, but what awaits today’s high school graduates?

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College Democrats On Steroids

, Malcolm A. Kline

Metaphorically speaking, that is. Nationwide, partisan types on campus are going into overdrive on behalf of the presidential campaign, sometimes causing fistfights—and that’s just the faculty.

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Exam Angst

, Malcolm A. Kline

From kindergarten to college, no one hates tests more than the students forced to take them, with the possible exception of the schools forced to administer them.

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Academia’s Mission Creep

, George C. Leef

Businesses that diversify into many different markets outside of the one where they’re very good often wind up being mediocre to poor in everything. A university that succumbs to the temptation to expand into areas other than education is apt to have the same result.

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Can Academia Confront Iraq?

, Abraham Taylor

The film challenges extreme but growing ideas such as that of Gordon Feldman, professor at Brandeis University who described terrorism as merely “ways of inflicting revenge on an enemy that seems unable or unwilling to respond to rational pleas for discussion and justice.”

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Barely Civil Rights At UNC And Beyond

, Malcolm A. Kline

When a college professor upbraided a student in an e-mail to the class over that student’s refusal to accept homosexuality in a discussion centered around that topic, the instructor set off a chain reaction that led to a federal investigation.

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Fahrenheit 9-11 Torpedoed

, Malcolm A. Kline

The withdrawal of George Mason University’s (GMU) speaking invitation to controversial filmmaker Michael Moore stands out in a school year in which the presidential election gives college professors and administrators the chance to vividly display their partisan biases.

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(X) Free Speech (X)

, Malcolm A. Kline

In this day and age, it is interesting to see what type of free speech that college and universities allow. A survey of some recent cases suggests that they find political statements risky, particularly conservative ones, but pornography fair game.

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Recent Articles

“The Lottery”

, Deborah Lambert

A new documentary film called “The Lottery” that takes on the topic of charter schools, is getting cheers and jeers from critics and filmgoers.

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Governing Like Jimmy Carter

, Accuracy in Academia

“Too many Republicans ran like Ronald Reagan but governed like Jimmy Carter.”

—Ken Blackwell at a June 21, 2010 AIA authors’ night explaining the GOP’s recent reversal of electoral fortunes

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Liberty University Summer Seminar

, Liberty Counsel

Liberty University School of Law welcomed the TeenPact Judicial Program for the third consecutive year. TeenPact Judicial is an intense, weeklong program, which instructs highly motivated and intelligent teenage students interested in the study of law.

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Another One Hides Decline

, Marc Morano

Stanford University’s Jon Krosnick has either been distorting climate polling to suit his ideological position for years or he is an utterly incompetent pollster. The solid bet is on the former.

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You Can’t Beat It!

, Cory Chandler

Michael Jackson changed music and pop culture, but a Texas Tech University pop culture guru can speak about the King of Pop’s impact in fields such as engineering, law, medicine and psychology.

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Books Bite the Dust

, Deborah Lambert

Given the lack of student interest in reading these days, it’s no surprise that the University of California at Berkeley decided to completely change the dynamics of the summer reading list.

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