When psychologist Denis Nissim-Sabat takes his political positions into the classroom, he threatens to turn the science of the mind into the control of the thought.
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.
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.
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.
In his book, Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat, Michael Widlanski points out how political correctness is hindering the American battle against Islamic terror.
“There is a myth that low-skilled immigration is good for the economy and yet in areas where there are no low-skilled workers, their laws get mowed and the dishes in their restaurants get cleaned.”—Barry Chiswick, George Washington University economist at the Cato Institute on April 26, 2012
John K. Wilson of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) objects to the efforts of the Tennessee assembly to affirm the freedom of association of Christian groups.
While Creative Writing majors are serving coffee and college graduates who majored in various species of “studies” are occupying Wall Street, K Street or any other venue where they can pitch a tent, some institutions are actually offering degrees in fields that look more promising.
Government regulation in the United States rarely achieves the desired effect but does provide new outlets for financial sleight-of-hand, a Carnegie_Mellon economist shows.
Mitt Romney also went to Harvard, though he spent most of his time on what the intellectuals consider to be the wrong side of the Charles, where the business school is found.—UVA historian James Ceaser
“The value of an industry is inversely proportional to the number of awards it gives itself”— humorist and blogger David Burge
A veteran academic professional recently took the stage at a libertarian think tank to critique the profligacy of his former area of employment.
In the latest issue of AIA’s Campus Report, find out why some of the worst sources on what is in the Constitution tend to teach it in law school.
A veteran journalist actually teaches budding reporters at American University.