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Inviting Intellectual Vice In

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Our universities should be cultivating intellectual virtue, writes Peter Berkowitz, but instead they are making intellectual corruption easy.

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Since When is “Liberal” a Code Word for the Right Wing?

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The Wall Street Journal picks up the Shimer College story, in which faculty complain that "liberty" and "liberal" are "code words for the right wing."

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O’Malley v. Karkhanis Settles

Mar 18, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

Sharad Karkhanis writes a satirical newsletter, Patriot Returns, that he e-mails to 13,000 faculty and staff of the City University of New York.  His sarcasm can be biting. Susan O'Malley, until her recent retirement one… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Higher Ed Transparency: Through a Glass Darkly?

Mar 18, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Are colleges and universities providing misleading information to the public? Are the two public online databases (U-CAN and VSA) to which they voluntarily submit their performance data "either inadequate or deliberately… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Arab Scholars Speak

Mar 18, 2010 by Peter Wood |

An Atlanta conference of the Institute for American Values gathers Middle Eastern intellectuals at the launch of the online journal IjtihadReason.

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Duncan Donuts

Mar 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan insists that “a college degree is still absolutely worth it.” Is he right?

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Newsletter from BAMN…No Comment

Mar 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The thuggish group calling itself the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) is trying to take down Proposition 209, which bans racial preferences… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Reminiscences of Columbia, 1968

Mar 17, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Recently, we took note of a story in the Chronicle of Higher Education which offered a retrospective from a professor whose office had been sacked and his research papers burned by student radicals at Columbia University… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Education Professors Let the Mask Slip

Mar 17, 2010 by George Leef |

Education school professors want us to think that they're experts who only have the best interests of students at heart. No doubt some do, but many are radicals who believe that good teaching means shaping the ideas and beliefs… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Government Higher Ed Takeover Looms, NAS Reports

Mar 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Federal control of the student loan industry could mean serious unintended consequences for the university.

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Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part IV

Mar 17, 2010 by George Seaver |

To what degree has postmodernism's influence on American education, media, corporations, law, families, and military eroded our concern for public virtue?

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Gay Rights and Viewpoint Coercion

Mar 16, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

There's a sobering piece by longtime civil libertarian Wendy Kaminer in the current online Atlantic Monthly about the perils of being an evangelical Christian on campus these days, especially if your aim is to pursue… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Federal Direct Lending Will Make College Students Government Clients

Mar 16, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A reply to Lawrence Auster's blog post: ObamaCare as you rightly point out is a life and death issue.  That means that the efforts to pass it necessarily overshadow everything else.  The… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part III

Mar 16, 2010 by George Seaver |

America's animating principle at its founding was virtue; its inhabitants instinctively claim that virtue, appealing to "liberty and justice for all."

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Climategate Deniers

Mar 16, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Global warming evangelists use a peculiar form of apologetics to reassure the public that they're still right.

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