Recent Articles

Bucknell Bends Left

, Matt Gabler

Bucknell Women’s Resource Center director Molly Dragiewicz was offered the chance to co-sponsor a speech by American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers. Dragiewicz responded by smearing Sommers as “opposed to gender equity” and lacking in “intellectual integrity.”

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CINO No More?

, Malcolm A. Kline

The elevation of Pope Benedict XVI to the Papal Suite at the Vatican might give some of America’s Catholic colleges and universities the chance to be more than Catholic in Name Only.

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Bruins Blame Israel First

, Jennifer Dekel

Last week UCLA’s Muslim Student Association and United Arab Society sponsored their annual “Justice for Palestine Week,” a four-day anti-Israel lecture series and poster exhibit.

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Environmentally Correct

, Malcolm A. Kline

Although he still considers himself an environmentalist, law professor David Schoenbrod’s embrace of free market approaches to protecting the environment are viewed with suspicion in the halls of higher education.

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Academic Bias Documented Again

, Shannon Blosser

It’s not just at institutions like the Santa Clara University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and others that have a large number of professors who subscribe to liberal ideology. Research performed by Dan Klein and others indicates there is a large bias against conservative and libertarian professors in academia today.

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Farhat Fails Orals

, Malcolm A. Kline

Dr. Farhat Haq’s joust with criminology professor Mike Adams from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is amazingly ragged for a college professor who has been giving lectures for two decades.

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Generation Why

, Larry Scholer

The nation’s political landscape may change drastically in the coming years if today’s college students have their way.

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Recent Articles

MLA doing Iran’s Bidding

, Spencer Irvine

Although the title of a panel at the Modern Language Association indicated it would be a forum for dissident Iranian artists, the panelists made few claims that the dictatorship there might dispute.

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Are MOOCs the Future?

, Spencer Irvine

Professors from Stanford, Brigham Young University and University of Colorado at Boulder claimed that massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, are not a threat to their profession, while simultaneously showing their colleagues how they could get in on the action.

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Flawed History @ MLA

, Spencer Irvine

Perhaps one of the unfortunate byproducts of the lumping together of English and History under the rubric “Humanities” is that English professors start to think of themselves as historians. When they try to be, they prove that they are not.

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Cuba Onstage, Castro Off

, Spencer Irvine

At the Modern Language Association’s “Cuba on Stage” panel in Chicago, Fidel Castro escaped criticism and mention by name from several art and music professors.

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Autism Speaks & Articulately

, Malcolm A. Kline

One remarkable facet of disability studies: when the “disabled” actually speak, they do so with greater clarity and less jargon than those who would purport to study them.

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MLA Israeli Boycott Falls

, Spencer Irvine

At the Modern Language Association (MLA) 2014 convention in Chicago, delegates defeated a resolution to boycott Israel akin to one proposed by the American Studies Association (ASA), which had put forward an academic boycott this past year with the public support of Stephen Hawking.

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The Antidote to Bullying?

, Spencer Irvine

“The findings reveal that students attending schools in which bullying prevention programs are implemented are more likely to have experienced peer victimization, compared to those attending schools without bullying prevention.”

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