Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania
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An Open Letter to Penn State Employees

Jul 30, 2013 by Matthew Woessner |

Professor Matthew Woessner of Penn State calls for civil resistance to the university's new health-care requirements.

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Environmentalist Doomsayer Paul Ehrlich Attacks NAS President

Sep 18, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Paul R. Ehrlich, whose predictions about resource scarcity have been proven wrong, protests the Chronicle of Higher Education's publication of an article by Peter Wood.

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Undergrad Press Coverage on Gun Control, Election-Year Politics and Penn State Sanctions

Jul 27, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student press commentary on gun control, the Penn State scandal and election-year issues.

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A Culture of Evasion

Jul 23, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Campus sexual-harassment codes grow ever more draconian even as what passes for acceptable behavior behind the scenes grows worse and worse.

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Student Press Corps Commentary on Penn State Scandal

Jul 20, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The release of the Freeh Report generates wide collegiate press analysis and commentary.

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Richard Vedder on PSU Report and University Governance

Jul 17, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

NAS Board member Richard Vedder suggests some necessary reforms in university governance in light of the Penn State scandal.

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Video: Ben Novak on Trusteeship and Shared Governance

Sep 13, 2011 by Andy Nash |

Former PSU trustee Dr. Ben Novak joins Andy Nash for an insightful look at the historical and current role of trustees in higher education.

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Video: Christian Brady on Penn State’s Honors College and New Media

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Christian Brady, dean of the honors college at Penn State, interviewed with Inside Academia this week on his leadership role, the difference between an honors college course and a regular course, and the usefulness of new media… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Is Academic Freedom a License to Indoctrinate?

Dec 30, 2010 by Peter Wood |

The more license faculty members take to act like political agents in the classroom, the more society will treat them as just that.

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What Makes Academic Freedom Tick: A Reply to John K. Wilson

Dec 17, 2010 by Steve Balch |

Steve Balch replies to a critique of his recent article (with Ashley Thorne) on academic freedom and the controversy at Penn State.

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Penn State and Academic Freedom

Dec 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Penn State is revising its statement on academic freedom to permit faculty members the right to bring one-sided opinions on controversial topics (unrelated to the course) to class. The radicalized AAUP thinks this is a good idea.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Free to Indoctrinate: The AAUP Applauds Penn State’s Retreat from Academic…

Dec 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Steve Balch |

Penn State is revising its statement on academic freedom to permit faculty members the right to bring one-sided opinions on controversial topics to class. The radicalized AAUP thinks this is a good idea. We don't.

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Politics of Scarcity at Penn State…No Comment

Jan 22, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

"The class does not claim to present an evenly balanced assessment."

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The Best Careers Through Online Education

Dec 30, 2009 by Adam Kissel, Ashley Thorne |

By Adrienne Carlson It may come as a surprise to you, especially if you’ve always believed that online education is inferior to the traditional kind – there are certain careers where an online degree is your best chance… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Penn State Seeks “A Rapid Shift in Mindset” Toward Sustainability

Dec 15, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Should sustainability be a "defining feature" of higher education? I examine the sustaina-zeal at Penn State U in a recent NAS.org article. It sounds as if sustainabullies are ready to invade every aspect of the university.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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