Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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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.

A Playground of Words and Ideas

Dec 29, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood looks at Google’s new database of digitized books and shares some lessons on diversity.

“Popular Culture and the Academy” AQ Issue in Print

Dec 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The winter issue of Academic Questions looks at the ways pop culture affects higher education today.

‘Potentially Evangelical’

Dec 28, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood draws attention to a lawsuit brought against the University of Kentucky by an astronomer who claims he was denied appointment because of religious bias.

Debating the Academic Bill of Rights

Dec 28, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Does the Academic Bill of Rights amount to affirmative action for conservative faculty or is it an appeal to colleges and universities to end discrimination on the basis of political views?

“How to Win a Beauty Pageant” - No Comment

Dec 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

New history course at Oberlin College.

Collegiate Press Roundup 12-21-10

Dec 21, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists write about Wikileaks, ethical dilemmas, bilious feminists and campus hate crimes.

Student Riots in Britain

Dec 21, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the student protests over tuition hikes in Britain and the emergence of a 15-year-old as the YouTube star of the protest movement.

More Fuzzy Math: Alumni Satisfaction

Dec 20, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Is college worth it just because recent grads say it is?

Reforming Our Universities

Dec 20, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A review of David Horowitz's new book Reforming Our Universities: The Campaign for an Academic Bill of Rights.

Undoing College

Dec 17, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

For students graduating this December, their real education is about to begin.

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.

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.

Racism at Wesleyan?

Dec 14, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the affirmative action bake sale controversy at Wesleyan University and calls for a more circumspect use of the label "racist."

Multiculturalism is Over

Dec 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS member Roger Scruton asserts that the hypocrisies of multiculturalism have finally led to its decline.

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