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Roger Clegg: 6 Things to Say to Challenge “Diversity” Hiring

Mar 30, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

For those readers who serve on faculty hiring committees, Roger Clegg, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity, offers strategies for speaking up when the committee begins to talk about "diversity." Here are his recommendations,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

10 Campus Sustainability News Stories

Mar 30, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Colleges create new sustainability programs and requirements, ASU publishes a student journal, universities participated in WWF's Earth Hour, and the sustainability generation comes of age.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 3-30-10

Mar 30, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Students weigh in on hatred, social justice, the dying flame of feminism, gender inclusive language, Ann Coulter, and campus protest tactics.

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In Case You Missed It: Social Justice and Other Buzzwords

Mar 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

John Leo, editor of Minding the Campus, published an article on National Review Online called "Code Words." He links Glenn Beck's warning about "social justice" to other code words of the campus left, such as "cultural competence"… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Ann Coulter’s Speech at U Ottawa Cancelled Amid Threats

Mar 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter was scheduled to speak at the University of Ottawa last week, having been invited by a student group at the campus. In anticipation of her speech, the University's Vice President and Provost… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

National Biometric Identification Card

Mar 29, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are working together to create a national identification card with biometric technology. The purpose of the card will be to curb illegal immigration. Because all citizens will… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Snobs Aplenty in the Ivory Tower

Mar 29, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

In an insightful commentary at In Character (subtitled "a journal of everyday virtues"), Naomi Schaefer Riley examines how academe evolved from Socrates's dictum, "All I know is that I know nothing," to Skip Gates's "You… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Home Tutoring: An Emerging Profession

Mar 29, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

I was just looking over Kant's On Education.  He died in 1804 when Germany was but on the cusp of industrialization (it considerably lagged Great Britain).  Kant emphasizes home schooling and tutoring.  He believed… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

What is a Gentleman?

Mar 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS is working not just to reform the university, but to reform the character of the next generation. We want to see the academy produce gentlemen and gentlewomen scholars.

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Mar 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Readers: sign up for our email newsletter to get regular updates with our latest articles and news.

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Cole at Yale: The Final Word

Mar 26, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole has long taken radical,  public positions on the ongoing struggle in the Middle East. As Winfield Myers writes, he has tried to vilify Middle… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Radio: Obama-Ed

Mar 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood appeared on University Talk radio to explain what will happen when student loans come directly from the government.

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Bias, Barriers, or Biology?

Mar 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Fewer women than men pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Is this really the big problem AAUW would have us believe?

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Big, BIG Story at Wellesley

Mar 25, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Today's Inside Higher Education has a lead article about an unfolding crisis at Wellesley College, where members of the freshman class are "seething" with indignation. No, the school hasn't announced a big spike… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Madonna Constantine, Plagiarist Professor, Loses Lawsuit

Mar 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Madonna Constantine has lost her lawsuit against Columbia, reports the Washington Monthly. The University had investigated the Teachers College professor and found her guilty of plagiarism on multiple counts. During the… Continue Reading | 5 Comments >

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