Before a House Armed Services subcommittee former U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) chaplain MeLinda Morton, a Lutheran minister, accused the school of having a ‘pervasive and systemic climate of religious intolerance.’
Last week the American Council on Education released a “Statement on Academic Rights and Responsibilities,” endorsed by dozens of affiliated groups, including the American Association of University Professors, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and others.
If the policies of former President Jimmy Carter seem more successful in their college classroom retelling than they do when matched up against the historical record, it might be because so many alumni of the one-term chief executive’s administration are themselves academics.
The recent Air Force Academy report concludes that there is no “overt religious discrimination” taking place at the Academy, but there are examples of “insensitivity.” What is not being reported is the insensitive climate that has been created for practicing Christians.
In the ongoing saga of Thomas Klocek, an adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago, at least until recently, we can see the double standard that governs higher education today, even in nominally private schools run by religious orders.
Hard nosed “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert [pictured]received an education from the students at Harvard last week.
When college junior Tony Maalouf brought up the anniversary of Reagan’s death with his peers, they responded with apathy.
University of Oregon columnist Jennifer McBride wrote an interesting piece entitled “10 Reasons Not To Kill Bush.” I hope her parents are proud of the value they’re getting out of their daughter’s tuition.
History professor Joan Hoff of Montana State University, an expert on the Watergate scandal, finds it interesting that Bob Woodward is claiming that he had a close relationship with former FBI official Mark Felt, now identified as Deep Throat.
The greatest danger facing this country is the one that still doesn’t make many headlines—our collective national amnesia.