Harvard President Larry Summers got in hot water when he publicly stated that there were “innate” differences between all the sexes that keep some women from reaching higher levels in the sciences. But unless Summers was a blithering idiot, he wouldn’t have made such a statement guaranteed to rile rabid college women’s studies holdovers lest he have some info to back it up.
Campus observations and inanities from around the country. . .
Calls for more intensive early childhood education programs often accompany studies revealing that American students lag behind their international peers.
The sad truth about a society that becomes increasingly politicized by the day is that the principal victim is integrity. Thoughtfulness and honesty count for less and less and appearances count for more and more.
The experience of Larry Summers at Harvard University shows the penalties paid by academics who are factually accurate but politically incorrect, even when they are liberal Democrats. Imagine what would happen if they were libertarians.
The higher education establishment now shares the mores of popular culture—as seen in Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City and reality shows like Who Wants to Marry My Dad? —and has turned them from bawdy entertainment to theory, according to a new report from the Independent Women’s Forum.
One of the few genuine academic experts on African Studies has explained the problems that plague that continent, such as famine and civil war, in great clarity in numerous books and articles, but his message has not been particularly welcome in academia.
A California community college professor recently made headlines when a student alleged that the professor encouraged him to seek counseling due to a patriotic term paper. Legislators and health advocates fear a new presidential initiative may make similar scenarios commonplace in public schools across the country.
The complete transcript of Harvard prez Lawrence Summers’s speech containing his controversial remarks about gender differences has now been released. But whether this helps or hurts his career is still a matter of opinion.
Students fighting campus liberals do have allies, but most are not on their campuses.
The professoriate, as seen through the eyes of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), thinks that Obamacare is wildly popular despite GOP efforts to make it unpopular.
Recently, an associate professor at Cornell took umbrage at our chiding her for making one reference to Stalin’s death count in an article on the Soviet dictator that seemed to downplay his casualties.
The state of New York discovered that special needs students are not enrolling in charter schools as much as they are in public schools, and immediately thought that the charter schools were to blame.
If you are rushing to get some of the swag that accompanies Obamacare, don’t blink: You might miss it.
What started out as a classic left-right confrontation is evolving into an interesting split.
The view of academia from outside the gates may be bleak, but from inside, it’s much worse.
Catholic colleges operating in the secular world could go the way of Protestant colleges in the last century or so.
When you cover ersatz intellectuals day in and day out as we do here at Accuracy in Academia, it is refreshing to meet genuine scholars.
After all these decades, an academic finally found something negative to say about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin: He was a tyrannical…editor.
Last weekend, the Philadelphia Society met at its regional meeting in Atlanta to celebrate the life and thoughts of one of its members—Russell Kirk, arguably one of the pre-eminent men of letters in the twentieth Century.