A former Temple student has finally been given the go-ahead in his lawsuit against two university officials who, he contends, forced him into a psychiatric ward.
Rep. Walter Jones, a co-sponsor of the Academic Bill of Rights, will address this summer’s Conservative University conference.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, the author of a resolution promoting the teaching of Western civilization, will speak at this summer’s Conservative University.
“We have succeeded in sending a great many people to college and university,” Russell Kirk noted more than 25 years ago. “We have not succeeded in educating most of them.”
Introducing a Great Books curriculum in a state university today is a lot like staging a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Saudi Arabia, but Dr. Mark Winchell has succeeded in bringing the classics to Clemson University, albeit one course at a time.
Although civic education is as important today as ever, the median number of high school civics courses has declined by two-thirds over the past 30 years, one scholar reports.
With its dearth of intellectual diversity and its intolerance of dissent, CCSU often seems disturbingly similar to the CCCP, according to one heterodox professor.
“The promise of Brown will never be fulfilled,” a civil rights leader argues, “if the educational establishment, its enablers, [and] its cheerleaders resist reforms proven to elevate black educational achievement.”
Left to their own devices, the powers that be at UNC-Chapel Hill opt for the liberal answer to every question—from whom to choose for a commencement speaker to what to require for course reading.
Although at least one professor thinks that they are not too bright, conservative students at Duke University, who are plentiful, and faculty members, who are not, have found some ingenious ways to get their point across.
Pay more attention to the huge bloc of young voters, many of whom are starved for an alternate message on their college campuses where they are bombarded with a steady diet of leftist propaganda from their radical faculty members.
In a November 16, 2012 Academe Blog posting, Wright State University English professor Martin Kich has given us an idea of what academics find amusing.
One thing that journalism and the humanities have in common is that people don’t like either of them. Yet another thing they have in common is that journalists and English professors can’t figure out why.
Pity the poor undergraduate who learns about the Cold War from New York University’s website.
“What other conclusion is possible when, to reach for the handiest exhibit, it is seen that the Republican Party has been able to rule only by becoming a socialist party, and there is a strong likelihood that it will be voted out of power in favor of the more knowingly socializing Democrats?”—Whitaker Chambers, 1957.
“It’s healthy to make God look like you. It’s a good self-esteem move.”—Monica A. Coleman, associate professor at the Claremont School of Theology, as quoted in Faith & Freedom magazine
Teacher’s textbooks tend to bypass basic skills and knowledge and go straight to orientation.
There may actually be some good news coming out of academia.
Those who treat the Cold War as a relic of the past ignore a salient fact: Communist regimes still exist, sometimes with nukes but always with human rights violations.
A DePauw University sociologist is team teaching a course with a convicted murderer.