The first 50 students who sign up for Conservative University this year will have the chance to sit in the audience at CNN’s “Crossfire.”
“In 20 years you won’t know the place,” Mary Maples Dunn told Sewanee’s Board of Trustees in 1998. The university appears to be running several years ahead of schedule.
A Columbia University professor places the blame for terrorism on U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War.
Although several studies show that today’s students know less than their 1950s counterparts, the number of “A” grades awarded has increased dramatically.
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 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.”
Administrators at Bucknell argue with a civil libertarian over whether the university’s policy on “bias-related harassment” constitutes a speech code.
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.”
A Villanova student takes a look at the wave of anti-American propaganda she sees around her.
In total, 45 states including the District of Columbia (which is notorious for its failing public school system) have adopted the Common Core standards.
Maybe the U. S. Department of Education should start listening to some of the free advice it gets.
For those who find presidential rankings by academics tiresome, here is a genuinely fresh perspective from a political science professor at my alma mater—the University of Scranton.
When outsiders enter academia, they discover just how insular it really is.
It sounds like a great idea for a screenplay: sociology student tags along with Secure Borders group to get inside their heads.
Around the world, those two bugaboos are not mutually exclusive.
Perhaps you can call it the economics of optimism: a George Washington University economist predicts there will be job gains under Obamacare.
If you find recent college graduates to be computationally challenged (i. e., unable to do basic math), don’t expect that to change anytime soon.
“Our universities are employing as many administrators as full-time faculty.”—John McNay, president, Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors, before the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education.
“Most ominously, Americans now question the need – and significantly – the value of a college degree.”—Brian C. Mitchell, on the American Association of University Professors Academe blog.