While most students hear one view from the Middle Eastern Studies department on their college campuses, another is emerging albeit without the attention that most Middle Eastern Studies departments get.
Global warming alarmists in academia who seek to extend their influence beyond the controlled environs of their own classrooms are getting help from admiring moviemakers
Hang on to your wallets, it’s budget time. Expect K-12 funding, a perennial line item favorite, to continue increasing at a much higher rate than the cost of living.
What happens when graduating seniors get to choose their college commencement speaker and pick former Secretary of State Colin Powell? They might get Sen. Hillary Clinton instead.
Written as if in a weekend over spring break, Chloe Does Yale is a hot pink and boring fairy tale that chronicles the school days of an insecure coed who moonlights as a sex columnist for the college paper.
Barely two years after a federal judge ordered the school to revise its politically correct speech code, administrators at Shippensburg State University in Pennsylvania remain undaunted, constantly patrolling for insensitivity.
A reader on Bob Parks’ Cockeyed Payout column: “An oasis of reason in a sea of hysteria.”
It’s that time again when state legislatures around the country are doing the budget dance.
A University of California faculty committee recently urged its campuses to withdraw from the National Merit Scholarship program on the grounds that the program is biased against some minorities.
On May 5 United States District Court Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. issued a temporary restraining order against the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education, prohibiting it from implementing the recently adopted controversial health education curriculum.
Find out what English professors are teaching in the latest issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
It is one thing to think Marx was a brilliant economist, despite more than a century’s worth of evidence to the contrary. It is quite another to think he was a talented poet.
If the Modern Language Association (MLA) had done to Moby Dick what they did to Herman Melville, Captain Ahab might have kept his leg.
Every now and then you go to an academic conference and actually run across people who take close reading literally.
It’s hard to say what is more astounding in academe: the projects academics get emotionally attached to or the odd disconnect their finished products have with reality.
One of the ironies of the academic tendency to constantly renovate old disciplines is that yesterday’s modernists become today’s “Whatever became of?” question.
In one of the better attended panel discussions, the MLA’s panel on academic boycott of Israeli universities was contentious and one-sided.
David Yaffe of Syracuse University headlined a sparsely-attended (eight people) panel discussion on “The Seventies in Black and White: A Soundtrack.“ Yaffe said that he and singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell “smoked a joint together” when he was interviewing her.
He felt that he was “the Rip Van Winkle of the sustainability group” at the MLA and mentioned that twenty years ago, this was an issue at the MLA’s annual convention.
What do Diane Ravitch and the TEA party have in common?