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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Education finally caught up with heterophobe Professor Elyse Crystall but the faculty there is trying hard not to notice.
In warning a sympathetic Washington, D. C. audience of the “fearmongering” of the Bush Administration, a Brooklyn College professor conjured up some demons of his own.
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.
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.
Leaf through a school textbook and you’ll find that there is a definite pattern behind multiculturalism’s reshaping of the curriculum.
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
“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
Yet another pedagogue has taken a stab at understanding conservatism and missed the target by a mile, like most other intellectuals who have attempted similar exercises.
Seattle, WA—One of the alarming trends exposed at this year’s Modern Language Association (MLA) meeting is the degree to which cutting is featured prominently in young adult’s literature.
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.
Seattle, WA— Look at what the Modern Language Association wants to digitize.
Success is still possible for young entrepreneurs even in times like these, an entrepreneurial professor advises.
Seattle, WA— The latest Chronicle Review posits the question, ““The End of Queer Theory?” but the question may be premature. This year’s Modern Language Association (MLA) meeting featured about as many panels on “Gay Studies in Literature and Language as last year’s.
Seattle, WA— At the 2012 Modern Language Association annual meeting, graduate students trotted out their dissertations in the hopes of landing their first job.
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.
On Monday, the Platte Institute released a study discussing teacher selection and evaluation policies in Nebraska, and the basic conclusion was this: Teacher quality matters.