Recent Articles

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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Black Rock & The Ivory Tower

, Malcolm A. Kline

Some of the media heavyweights who weighed in on the CBS scandal also moonlight as college professors. Some of these journalists, in turn, remain perplexed about the the story itself.

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Colleges Choking On Cash

, Malcolm A. Kline

School officials have no trouble finding projects to spend budget dollars on: Duke University, for example, gives each freshman a cutting-edge high tech i-pod for no particular reason.

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Ivory Tower Inanities

, Kinga Krisko

The move towards distance education leaves many professors feeling left out and their resistance typifies their attitude towards educational progress, according to the authors of a new book

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Recent Articles

EU Gets D+

, Malcolm A. Kline

“Were the EU a term paper, a lenient professor would likely give it a D+.”— Jakub Grygiel, the George H.W. Bush Senior Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies  at Johns Hopkins University

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Oh, The Humanity

, Malcolm A. Kline

Seattle, WA—  Those to whom perspiration is part of their actual job might find it surprising that professors view themselves as working in sweatshop conditions.

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Occupy the MLA

, Malcolm A. Kline

Seattle, WA—  At the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual meeting last week, English professor Joseph Ramsey pretty much said that when college activists in the faculty and the student body are finished hibernating, they will go back to doing the one thing that we know collegiates for decades have been trained to do—protest.

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