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.
In Professor Winsome Jackson’s comparative government class at Sierra College, students received 20 bonus points for attending a play not exactly known for its geopolitical insights.
When the United States government subsidizes Islamic schools abroad, it may be feeding with a hand that gets bitten.
A professor calls Republicans “fascists” on his personal website but with his university linked to it, he opens up questions of whether academic liberty is at stake or pedagogical license has gone haywire
Apparently the days of students working their way through school at McDonald’s drive-through window are just about numbered.
In case you were wondering, a writer for American School magazine gave a helpful guide to the way that generations break down these days. According to Kerry L. Roberts:
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a petition Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court that asks it to weigh in on a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit against Christian student organizations at San Diego State University.
“The apparent fear that so many young people have of ever being quiet enough to listen to the narrator in their heads and hear what it is saying, is thoroughly dysfunctional.”— Adam Garfinkle, Editor of The American Interest magazine, at the Foreign Policy Research Institute forum on “Teaching the Middle East: Between Authoritarianism and Reform,” held October 15-16, 2011.
If colleges and universities look hopelessly bureaucratic from the outside, the view from inside is even worse.
“The University of Central Florida is one of more than 30 colleges the Internal Revenue Service has been auditing to see whether they have paid enough taxes on profits earned through advertising, special events and other commercial activities.”— Denise-Marie Balona, Orlando Sentinel, December 10, 2011
The governor of Texas, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, got a first-hand taste of what college life is like for conservative students on a foray into an Ames, Iowa coffee shop.
The authors who are read most widely are those who are no longer around. Former Accuracy in Academia executive director Dan Flynn pays homage to a quartet of them in his latest book, Blue Collar Intellectuals.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) may have actually latched onto a case in which the first amendment rights of a left-wing professor are genuinely at risk.
Some observers such as your servant have been dismissed for reading and relating the anonymous reviews found on Rate My Professors.com.