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
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.
When a golf hat worn by an Ohio high school senior ended up getting him expelled, Michael Moore did not rush to his side.
In a speech at American University, Archbishop Desmond Tutu likens the current Israeli government to his country’s former apartheid regime.
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.
Mention the classics on college campuses today and you are lucky if you get references to Coca-Cola or cars—and that’s in the faculty lounges and administration offices.
A North Carolina student discovers that his literature class is a free and open forum, with one minor caveat: politically incorrect speech is forbidden.
Having failed in her efforts to prevent the appointment of an appellate court judge, an Indiana law professor focuses her sights on Christmas trees.
At Emory University, some speakers are more equal than others.
In schools throughout the country, “A World of Difference” takes aim at “ageism, heterosexism, ableism and classism”—not to mention Thomas Jefferson.
Although universities have long been envisaged as incubators of new ideas, in actuality they usually provide life support to concepts long-time passed.
A government watchdog group has criticized at least one federal education scholarship program.
Academia has to be the one sector in American life over the past half century in which the portions have become diluted while the costs have gone through the roof.
“The central but by no means sole figure in this scandal is Jacob J. Lew, the Obama administration’s new Treasury secretary, who worked at N.Y.U. in the early 2000s for a salary that eventually reached $900,000, larger even than Dr. Sexton’s at the time.”—NYU Sociologist Jeff Goodwin
Author M. Stanton Evans got an early lesson in his law of inadequate paranoia: “No matter how bad you think things are, when you look into them you find that they are a lot worse.”
When academics attempt to understand conservatism, they prove the wisdom of that old adage: Never let college interfere with your education. “Contemporary conservatism is based around one simple myth: those at the top deserve to…
Apparently, we’re living in the age of bubbles—housing, financial, etc. The only thing they don’t have is their own reality show. The next one is about to burst all over the legal profession.
Perhaps today’s “thought leaders” would think more clearly if they spent more time studying the thinkers of the past.
“Every radical movement of the Twentieth Century was a triumph of the will over reason.”—Paul Rahe, professor of History, Hillsdale College.
Interestingly, when academia tries to rebut claims of bias, they wind up buttressing them.