Recent Articles

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

DREAMing Of Bigger Budgets

, Malcolm A. Kline

What is known locally in Washington, D. C. as a dog-and-pony show is being played out across the country as proponents of the DREAM Act rally their troops to put this education spending proposal over the top.

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Pay More Get Less

, Malcolm A. Kline

As stakeholders in the higher education establishment here in Washington, D. C., plead for more federal funding to get better results, an outside-the-Beltway think tank has crunched some numbers that indicate that they might be mistaken.

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Thanksgiving Then & Now

, Senator Bob Smith

Although the exact date is in dispute, it is generally assumed that in the Fall of 1621 in the vicinity of Plymouth Plantation, a group of very grateful colonists set down to a bountiful feast.

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Michigan Meltdown

, Tony Perkins

In Howell, Michigan, an out-of-control economics teacher booted two students from class after he provoked a discussion about homosexuality.

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