I have been asked by a number of news and web-based organizations about my interaction in late November 2004 with a Foothill College student Ahmad al-Qloushi. This is my response.
When President Bush called for “strengthening community colleges” in his State of the Union Address, we pointed out that these grassroots institutions of higher learning may already be as politically biased as their supposedly elite counterparts. What we have learned since seems to bear out a maxim of veteran journalist and author M. Stanton Evans, “No matter how bad you think that things are, they’re worse.”
Just three months after his campaign to become the Vice President of the United States ended, former Senator John Edwards has been given a new job that seems designed to keep him, at least occasionally, in the public eye.
Widely-used sex education courses advertised as “comprehensive” give fleeting tributes to the value of abstaining from sexual intercourse while providing elaborate descriptions of how to practice contraception, a recent study by the Heritage Foundation shows.
Increasing the size of Pell Grants may make college more expensive, according to a new report from the Cato Institute, a Washington, DC think tank.
Two stories on back to back pages in The Daily Pennsylvanian may have more to do with each other than the newspaper’s editor ever imagined.
Though opinions of Ronald Reagan tempered after his death in August, many historians and textbooks continue to diminish his legacy.
News from campuses around the country…
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.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may have singlehandedly ignited the 2011 war on Christmas.
“In my law school, we had begun to defend the enemy combatants [in the war on terror] to the point where they had more protections than most Americans do.”—Charles Hill, senior lecturer at Yale in remarks at the Heritage Foundation on November 17, 2011.
“I’ve had students say, ‘rights come from democracy,’ and I say, ‘No, democracy comes from your rights.’”—Charles Hill, senior lecturer at Yale University in a speech at the Heritage Foundation on November 17, 2011.
Students who are in the mood for a change of pace during their current academic year might think about checking out one of the many bizarre and unusual classes currently being offered on our nation’s campuses.
Normally, one might assume that mentioning a second-degree murder conviction on a student’s law school application might lessen one’s chances of getting accepted.
The right to free speech is protected in the First Amendment to our Constitution, but there are times when what is said, taxes the limits of one’s patience.
The content of the standard education changes from generation to generation, but seldom, if ever, has it deteriorated as it did in the twentieth century.
When a noted libertarian scholar concocted an economics quiz which conservatives passed and liberals failed, right-wingers who read it high-fived each other, figuratively speaking.
Perhaps one reason that American flags are harder to find on campus than off is that university officials fear that exposure to Old Glory might inspire students to engage in extreme behavior—like voting for the GOP.
It’s always awkward when a Catholic college or university invites a pro-choice speaker to lecture on campus, at least to Catholics outside of its gates.