Tom Wolfe’s latest novel, I am Charlotte Simmons, misses the top-down politically correct ambience in higher education today but catches some of the spiritual drift among collegians in his tale of college life, experts on the subject concluded.
To get an idea of just how factually inaccurate classroom lectures can be, just take a look at the books that accompany them.
North Carolina students looking for a free ride need only to gain acceptance at the state’s selective governor’s school.
Critics of higher education often write about leftist bias in the classroom, barely literate students who somehow gain admission, dumbing down of course content, and academically disengaged students. Sometimes, however, those problems write themselves.
A growing number of students are responding to the increasingly secular, even pagan, nature of most colleges and universities by a taking a walk, to a more religious institution of higher learning.
Community colleges can be every bit as biased to the left as their Ivy League and state university counterparts.
The Thought Police have made an arrest at Le Moyne College. According to this article, Syracuse college student Scott McConnell, has been expelled from Le Moyne College over an essay he received an A- on. All because he touted a very untrendy view: corporal punishment in schools.
Americans were understandably upset to learn that University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill compared the victims who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center to “Little Eichmans,” likening them to the infamous Nazi war criminal. These same Americans should know that there are a platoon of “Little Churchills” in colleges and universities throughout the United States.
For more than 30 years, Title IX of the Education Amendments has been heralded as the reason for the increase in the number of women’s athletic programs across the country and providing opportunities for women like Mia Hamm to compete on the college level.
Two veteran professors from both coasts gave Campus Report radio listeners an idea of the chill on free speech of politically correct norms in academia particularly on issues relating in any way to race.
“At least Nixon didn’t spend his retirement advising his party to have more Watergate scandals.” W. James Antle III, in The American Conservative, on the re-emergence of former President George W. Bush.
Professors still believe that the woes that afflict higher education can be solved through federal intervention.
Like colleges and universities of old, it its own way, Duke is trying to act “in loco parentis” with an emphasis on the loco part.
On Monday, November 29, 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court decided not to hear Professor Thomas Klocek’s appeal, bringing an end to his five-year suit against DePaul University for destroying his reputation.
A national debate is growing over the importance of a college degree, and how much it helps graduates to live a better life.
At a time when most people pick out pine trees, many English professors make plans to travel to the annual convention of the Modern Language Association.
With remedial education becoming more of a trend on college campuses every year and employers complaining that new hires lack basic skills, public schools are naturally pursuing grants that will prepare students for environmental activism.
Taxpayers may not have much reason to feel bailed out and stimulated but university officials do.
In an age of limits, colleges and universities are expanding, with the aid of taxpayers with increasingly limited resources.
A key dividing line between those within the Ivory Tower and those without might be on the issue of taxes: Academics like them while the rest of us clearly don’t.