Although several studies show that today’s students know less than their 1950s counterparts, the number of “A” grades awarded has increased dramatically.
A Columbia University professor places the blame for terrorism on U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War.
“In 20 years you won’t know the place,” Mary Maples Dunn told Sewanee’s Board of Trustees in 1998. The university appears to be running several years ahead of schedule.
Announcing Conservative University 2004, the cure for the common campus.
“You are not an individual,” a Georgia Tech student is told by her professor. “You did not make it here on your own, but because of society.”
A homosexual group urges students nationwide to “take a vow of silence to peacefully protest the discrimination and harassment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in schools.”
Administrators at Bucknell argue with a civil libertarian over whether the university’s policy on “bias-related harassment” constitutes a speech code.
A Georgetown professor offers this analysis of America’s war on terrorism: “I believe that John Ashcroft woke up one day and saw that white people were dwindling in the United States and panicked.”
A Villanova student takes a look at the wave of anti-American propaganda she sees around her.
While many of their peers were watching the NCAA Tournament, California professors mobilized their students to demonstrate against the governor’s proposed budget.
Federal speech codes could only be the beginning.
With the unveiling of a controversial memorial to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, it is useful to explore the black history that academia ignores.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has put out a scathing report and analysis on the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (also known as “Campus SaVE”) Act that is up for consideration in both chambers of Congress.
Omaha Public Schools’ purchase of books allegedly touting “white privilege” ideals last month-paid for with more than $131,000 federal stimulus dollars-caused quite a stir. The Platte Institute for Economic Research wondered, “Did OPS really purchase…
Post pundit and Georgetown prof sounds presidential.
Universities like to think of their lecture series as extensions of the education that students get in their classrooms. Unfortunately, they usually are.
Academics salivate at the chance to put their pet theories into practice but when they actually are able to, they’re usually the last ones to recognize the unintended consequences of their schemes.
Academic economists rarely fret over who will pay for public employee pensions, perhaps because many of them get them and most of us pay, quite a bit, into them.
When we first encountered Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz’s assertion that the Iraq War led to the sub-prime mortgage crisis, we found the assertion a bit of a reach. It turns out that there may have been more to it than met the eye.
“No one is better that the Liberals at avoiding epochal events that they have played little part in.” R. Emmettt Tyrrell, Jr., in the September 2011 issue of The American Spectator.