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Things to Come

Jan 20, 2010 by David Clemens |

Having just returned from a Foresight Institute conference on “The Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and AGI,” I am struck by the educational implications of what I heard about transformative science and technology.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Typecasting: Why Nurses are Women, Cops are Conservatives, and Professors are Liberals

Jan 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A new study concludes that a stereotype keeps conservatives from becoming professors.

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Those That REALLY Teach, Can Also DO

Jan 19, 2010 by Michael Krauss |

I was pleased to read this posting in The Lawyerist, entitled Teaching Makes You a Better Lawyer.  This is so true, in my opinion, but it's self-serving when coming from the academy.  Coming from the Bar it's… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Higher Education or Handholding?

Jan 19, 2010 by George Leef |

In yesterday's Pope Center piece, Jay Schalin takes a look at programs in the UNC system that aim at taking the weakest of the incoming students and giving them remedial work in basic math and English, as well as social skills,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Roots of Sustainability

Jan 19, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

This major piece by Glenn Ricketts chronicling the history of the sustainability movement appeared in the "Sustainability" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 1).

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Gender and Science, Cont’d

Jan 18, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Our friend Christina Hoff Sommers, long a thorn in the side of academic feminism and Women's Studies, is no doubt going to anger them again with her recent posting about the absence of women in physics, engineering or aeronautics.… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Three Stories in Diversity News

Jan 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

1. The National Association of Scholars has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Together with the Pacific Legal Foundation, the American Civil Rights Institute,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Gloria Steinem on the Lecture Circuit

Jan 15, 2010 by George Leef |

In this Pope Center piece, Professor Anthony Papalas of East Carolina University writes about an absurd lecture given last November at ECU by Gloria Steinem. She was paid ten grand for an ill-informed rant. Wouldn't it be nice… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

NAS Urges Court to Rule Racial Preferences at U Texas Unconstitutional

Jan 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The NAS has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

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The Price of Academic Integrity

Jan 14, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

News Busters, the blog of the Media Research Center, reports that the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) has stated that Michael Mann, a Penn State climatological researcher involved in the recent e-mail scandal,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Another Dystopian Professor

Jan 14, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Over at Democracy Project, Winfield Myers illustrates anew how intellectually unsound many of our campuses have become by spotlighting the nihilistic Weltanschauung of Andrew March, a young political scientist at Yale… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

No Economics Courses Required for UNC Social and Economic Justice Minor

Jan 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

From Division of Labour, via Phi Beta Cons:

At UNC-Chapel Hill one can earn a minor in social and economic justice without taking an economics course. See for yourself here (scroll down)--the minor includes… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Book Review: Voting Rights - And Wrongs, The Quest for Racially Fair Elections

Jan 14, 2010 by Ed Cutting |

A review of a new book about the Voting Rights Act by NAS Board of Advisors member Abigail Thernstrom.

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Roger Clegg on Why Race-Based Affirmative Action Isn’t Worth It

Jan 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

From Minding the Campus:

It is personally unfair, passes over better qualified students, and sets a disturbing legal, political, and moral precedent in allowing racial discrimination; it creates resentment; it… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Origin of Social Justice Education: Mill’s Utilitarianism

Jan 13, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

I always thought of utilitarianism as a somewhat capitalistic hence individualistic philosophy.  I seem to remember reading John Stuart Mill's On Liberty in college and passages about the right of the British… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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