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.
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
With its dearth of intellectual diversity and its intolerance of dissent, CCSU often seems disturbingly similar to the CCCP, according to one heterodox professor.
A philosophy scholar looks at the current state of academia and offers some suggestions for battling PC orthodoxy.
Jean Cobbs’ political affiliation has made her a marked woman at Virginia State University, the historically black school where she has served on the faculty since 1971.
An enormous problem in itself, student misbehavior is exacerbated by teachers’ and schools’ fear of lawsuits, a recent study indicates.
Monroe Community College has hosted drag strippers, but the New York school draws the line at sending care packages to U.S. troops: “We can’t get involved in anything that controversial.”
See “social justice” deconstructed for a change in the May issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
Morehouse College’s president, John Wilson, Jr., is deciding how to balance President Barack Obama speech at graduation ceremonies a day after a Morehouse alumnus and Obama critic speaks to graduates.
Are the bureaucratic inadequacies of law enforcement to blame for the Boston bombings?
“In an Unexpected Finding, Parents’ Education Level Is Weak Predictor of Students’ Learning Habits” —The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 3, 2013
International Students Increasingly ask: Is it safe to study in the U. S.?–The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 3, 2013
Founding Fathers argued successfully for our citizens’ right to bear arms.
The president of the prominent Carnegie Mellon University is under fire for a parody of the Pope that involved a young woman wearing papal robes and very little else.
Is academia color-blind? Maybe not as much as it thinks it is.
Academia, which gave the President and his health care overhaul overwhelming support, is now cutting back on the health care it provides in order to comply with the law.
According to researchers, disgust, dissatisfaction and disillusionment with the U.S. public school system is on the rise, so much so that the number of homeschoolers is on the rise.