Recent Articles

Ad Hominem Academic

, Malcolm A. Kline

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

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Academic Hate Crime Hoax

, Sean Grindlay

A California professor who claimed to have been the victim of a “hate crime” was placed on paid leave last month after police determined that she herself had been the perpetrator.

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Banished Barbie

, Vani Murthy

In a curious approach to mathematical education, a seventh-grade teacher in Michigan has students measure Barbie’s waist and bust and compare her proportions to their own.

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Recent Articles

Ramadan’s Return

, Malcolm A. Kline

When we last wrote of controversial Mid-East Studies scholar Tariq Ramadan, he was set to arrive in the United States to teach at Notre Dame on a newly minted visa that the last presidential administration had denied him.

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LA Story

, Malcolm A. Kline

“The Los Angeles Unified School District is being sued by 14 mothers whose children were allegedly sexually abused by a former district elementary school teacher, who is being held on a $23-milion-bond and has been charged with 23 counts of lewd acts on children.”—CNN by way of the American School Board Journal

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Work-based Self-esteem

, Malcolm A. Kline

“Students build self-esteem through the confidence acquired as their work improves their results.”—Douglas B. Reeves, founder of The Leadership and Learning Center

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Empire State Strikes Out

, Spencer Irvine

The debate over drilling for natural gas, which has been coined “fracking” by both opponents and supporters, has a new frontier. No, it is not Nebraska or other Midwestern locales, but in upstate New York.

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If You Build It

, Malcolm A. Kline

Leave it to an academic to find intellectual underpinnings in the president’s dismissal of businessmen everywhere—those who start small businesses as well as those who preside over large ones.

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Searching for Budget Cuts

, Malcolm A. Kline

The Left frequently accuses the Right of pursuing phantoms. Nevertheless, the political Left has pursued a few elusive targets of its own, particularly on the academic side.

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