The outgoing president of the Modern Language Association Robert Scholes used his farewell speech to admonish literature professors from around the country about the state of their field.
Northeastern University professor Shahid Alam has aroused controversy by likening the 9/11 killers to the Founding Fathers.
A frequent criticism of current humanities instruction is that it focuses on what to think, rather than how to think. The humanities have become dogmatic and provincial.
A Humanities curriculum should promote and foster human rights across the globe, according to three professors who convened at the Modern Language Association conference to discuss “The Future of the Humanities in a Fragmented World.”
The Modern Language Association convened December 27-30 in Philadelphia for its 120th annual conference. The conference, known for its often unorthodox and lurid panel discussions, had a more serious tone this year, as academics considered the future of the humanities in this country. Academe of today, however, still finds itself gravitating towards low culture and trends, if not absurdity.
Distance learners beware. If you sign up for “United States History II: 1865 to Present” with Mary Buggie-Hunt, you may get a perspective on America’s past that you had not bargained for.
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When Reed Irvine started Accuracy in Academia 20 years ago to document the leftward tilt in higher education, critics charged that we were way off base. Recent studies show that we are on to something.
On our last Campus Report radio broadcast, guests fresh from the college scene offered examples of how acute the political bias is on American college campuses today.
After months of persecution by the administration of the University of Oklahoma, geophysicist David Deming answered back with more than a letter-to-the-editor or inter-office memo. He has sued OU officials in federal court.
Pro-life students expecting to find a haven in such institutions of higher learning find themselves sadly mistaken.
Colleges and universities pride themselves on producing erudite citizens. Nevertheless, by nearly available benchmark, they are failing in this regard, although they don’t seem to realize it.
SHICKSHINNY, Penn. — The Rutherford Institute has come to the aid of a Pennsylvania elementary school student who was prohibited by school officials from passing out Christian pamphlets to her classmates during non-instructional time.
Pensacola, FL – Today, Federal District Court Judge M. Casey Rodgers granted in part a Preliminary Injunction in favor of twenty-four clients of Liberty Counsel, and granted a request for hearing on their remaining claims.
In the May 2011 issue of The American Conservative, a Georgetown professor debates himself and both sides of the debate lose.
In the April issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter, AIA looks at four examples of academics missing the point—in Wisconsin, on Al-Jazeera and WikiLeaks and on global warming.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — After being criticized by The Rutherford Institute for misapplying zero tolerance policies and suspending a seventh grade honor student over allegations that he was in possession of the Italian herb oregano, school officials at Hickory Middle School have agreed to rescind the 10-day suspension and the recommendation for expulsion for “possession of an imitation controlled substance.”
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Rutherford Institute has filed a First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of a 28-year-old K-12 bus driver who was fired for displaying a Confederate flag (with the word “redneck” emblazoned across it) on his personal vehicle.
Beware of polls, particularly when they are done by universities, distributed through their PR offices and given and disseminated by the media.
Academia is embracing Al-Jazeera even while the so-called mainstream media is abandoning it.