While some American schools are rushing to ban “Christmas” parties and Bible clubs, others are going out of their way to promote prayer in schools.
National Association of Scholars welcomes the 8-to-1 decision of the University
of Colorados Board of Regents to strip Ward Churchill of his tenured appointment
as a faculty member .
When academics leave their Ivory Cocoon to share their thoughts with the rest of us, these forays show them to be so out of sync with reality that we can see why they usually keep their ruminations in the classroom where they can become make-or-break test questions or term papers.
Harvard professor Jessica Stern told a New York audience yesterday that criticism of Muslim clerics for not condemning Muslim violence was unwarranted.
The Detroit News is reporting that “The University of Michigan-Dearborn plans to spend $25,000 for foot-washing stations, making it easier for Muslim students to practice their religion but sparking questions about the separation of church and state.”
When the media and academia overlap in the United States, the result can be—a distorted picture of America. Journalistic icon Bill Moyers shared such a vision when he gave the commencement address at SMU.
Once again, the source of misinformation in the media echo chamber is in the Ivory Tower.
The book, The Privileged Planet, is one of the best science books I
have ever read. That its author would be denied tenure suggests that
Iowa State University is controlled by anti-scientists.
The victory of Stephen Smith in the latest round of Dartmouth trustee elections is another sign of accelerating meltdown of the academic status-quo.
The groundwork for the dissolution of American sovereignty may have been laid at a conference earlier this year at American University.