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Collegiate Press Roundup 5-19-10

May 19, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Undergraduate journalists this week take a look at national politics, the limits of free speech, environmental ethics, guns on campus and the larger significance of four years in college.

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Eight Students Provide a Glimpse Inside Real Campus Life

May 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

How does traditional American culture and Western civilization fare on your campus? What are some of the obstacles or difficulties a traditionalist, conservative, or libertarian might find on your campus? What can you tell us about… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

How to Get into College

May 18, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

This seems to be a week for uncovering students who have gotten into college under false pretenses of one kind or another. I'm referring specifically to two instances, one at Harvard, and the other at Kennesaw State University… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Race-Based Graduation Celebrations…No Comment

May 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Universities such as Chico State are planning Asian, Latino, and Black graduation ceremonies.

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The Ivory Tower of Babel

May 17, 2010 by David Clemens |

The current issue of Academic Questions focuses on “sustainability,” that hollow abstraction around which coalesce feel-good connotations of moral superiority and environmental correctness.  At the very least,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Intellectuals, MIA in Defense of Islamist Victims

May 17, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Michael Totten, a foreign correspondent, extols Paul Berman's new book, The Flight of the IntellectualsContinue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Arkansas Toothpick: The Cutting Edge of Academic Reform

May 17, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts, Peter Wood |

To increase graduation rates, Arkansas cuts course requirements.

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Sustainability News 5-17-10

May 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

This week’s news includes a debate at small college over whether to sign the ACUPCC, a free sustainability issue of NAS’s journal Academic Questions, student eco-reps who work to change their peers’ behavior,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

How Do You View the Achievement Gap?

May 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS posted an essay, "Achievement Gap Politics," by an anonymous author whose story illustrates why ed schools try to keep students with non-progressive views out. The author writes:

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On Civility and Politics in the Classroom

May 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

One professor reflects on what it means to teach students to have civil in-class conversations on controversial subjects. What's been your experience with classroom civility?

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Political Correctness

May 13, 2010 by Daniel Asia |

I student of mine is applying for a job. Here is some of the verbiage on the job description page: "Strengthened by Diversity GCSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial and multi-ethnic… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Center for the Study of American Ideals and Culture

May 13, 2010 by Daniel Asia |

A project I have been imaging for a long time is now actually a reality. The Center for the Study of American Ideals and Culture has received its first funding, from the new Apgar Foundation. With this first seed money, we can… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Sustainability

May 13, 2010 by Daniel Asia |

So the Provost sent out a year end wrap-up. For those of you who don't know, it hasn't been good year for academe, particularly here in Arizona. The income side of the fiscal picture is a disaster. Have the tough questions… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Collegiate Press Roundup 5-13-10

May 13, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists write about the ongoing controversy over Arizona’s new immigration law, the dark side of sophisticated communications technologies, the National Day of Prayer, Washington, D.C.’s proposed soda tax,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Arizona Ends Divisive Chicano Studies in Schools

May 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Arizona has passed a bill to end La Raza studies, which taught elementary school students to see America as a clash between whites and Chicanos.

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