Higher Ed Bubble


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Causing the College Credentials Craze

Nov 10, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef writes on the "credentials mania" and the effects of companies ruling out applicants who don't have college degrees.

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Re-Cap of Ivory Tower Film Event

Sep 30, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The National Association of Scholars hosted a screening of Ivory Tower in New York City.

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How Beauteous Mankind Isn’t: Reflections on Today’s Brave New World

Jun 19, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne sees in today’s world elements from Huxley’s dystopia: birth control as environmentalism, world citizenship, slogans, indifference to “old things,” and abiding adolescence. 

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Seasoned Debate: Should Education Have a Leftist Bias?

May 29, 2014 by Donald Lazere, George Leef |

Donald Lazere responds to George Leef's review of Why Education Should Have a Leftist Bias.

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Course Correction: It’s Time for UT-Austin’s President to Step Down

May 09, 2014 by Publius Audax |

A faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin calls on the president of the university to step down. 

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MOOC

Apr 30, 2014 by David Clemens |

The MOOC provides a platform for education about Western Civilization.

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The Liberal Arts Are in Trouble - Should We Celebrate?

Apr 10, 2014 by Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Lawler, Peter Wood, Samuel Goldman, Thomas K. Lindsay |

Minding the Campus holds a symposium on the question of whether the decline of the liberal arts is actually constructive. 

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Common Complaints

Apr 04, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Dr. Wood replies to Sol Stern and discusses the ways in which the Common Core will harm students and lower standards.

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Divestment’s Gettysburg?

Mar 11, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The divestment movement suffers a devastating defeat at Hamilton College.

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The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

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A Wolf at the Door of Academe

Dec 09, 2013 by Peter Wood |

With the looming presence of online alternatives and MOOCs, colleges and universities rethink their curricula. Ithaca College's president explains what he is doing to revive the education Ithaca provides.

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A Campus Conversation About Diversity of Ideas

Dec 06, 2013 by J. Martin Rochester |

A campus diversity council hears a case for intellectual diversity.

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Desperate Attempt at Keeping the College Bubble Inflated

Nov 20, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that the messages in the College Board's 2013 report "College Pays" don't fit well with the evidence that large numbers of students are rethinking the value of a college degree.

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MOOC Waves: The Unexpected Resistance to MOOCs

Aug 09, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

The MOOC tsunami may prove to be more of a tributary.

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On Re-Civilizing Higher Education

Aug 06, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood spoke recently in Colorado on the crisis in American higher education.

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