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Online Education: Why We Need More of It

Dec 20, 2009 by Jonathan Bean |

Many who argue for a return to a more traditional, rigorous curriculum are also critical of online education. In this blog, I make the case that online education can help scholars reach nontraditional audiences, a cliche to be… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

“Death to Moby Dick!”

Dec 19, 2009 by David Clemens |

 The Chronicle of Higher Education jobs list includes this gem: “The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Residence, in the area of 19th-century American literature… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Climategate Opens Wider

Dec 19, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

James Delingpole, in the Telegraph, recently noted:

Climategate just got much, much bigger. And all thanks to the Russians who, with perfect timing, dropped this bombshell just as the world’s leaders are… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Is Scandal Inevitable When Scientists Become Activists?

Dec 18, 2009 by Alex B. Berezow |

By now, most of the world has heard of "Climategate"-- the e-mail scandal surrounding the Hadley Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the UK. (If you are unfamiliar with the story, you can catch up with… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Michelle Malkin on Zinn and ‘Social Justice’ Education

Dec 18, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

This week in Frontpage Magazine Michelle Malkin has an article, "Hollywood and Howard Zinn's Marxist Education Project." Here's an excerpt:

Zinn’s objective is not to impart knowledge, but… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Arne Duncan on Student Lending

Dec 18, 2009 by George Leef |

In today's Wall Street Journal, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan contributes a piece entitled "Banks Don't Belong in the Student Loan Business." What he opposes is federally subsidized bank loans and I'm with him… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Do We Need Class-Based Affirmative Action?

Dec 18, 2009 by George Leef |

I was recently asked to respond to that question for The Chronicle Review, prompted by a recent study finding that many college students who drop out say that the reason they did so was too much pressure to work to earn money.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Continuing Rot at Duke University

Dec 18, 2009 by Michael Krauss |

Herewith a link to the most recent posting by the excellent legal journalist Stuart Taylor.  In a book co-authored with K.C. Johnson, Taylor had chronicled in detail the enormous travesty of justice at Duke when a black stripper… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Heart of Darkness

Dec 18, 2009 by David Clemens |

Teaching Introduction to Literature, I see a curious new phenomenon:  more and more students complain, bitterly, about how dark the readings are.  I’m not sure what this new critical… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Virginia Tech Reasserts ‘Diversity’ Folly: Part 1

Dec 18, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Virginia Tech is campaigning to impose a comprehensive regime focused on “diversity" - an ossified doctrine of antipathy towards the American social order.

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He’s Our Lex Icon

Dec 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Anu Garg, founder of Wordsmith.org and the beloved A.Word.A.Day, graciously agreed to an interview with us for NAS.org. His passion for good words is infectious, and his creativity delightful. Enjoy! "Words are like air—they… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Education is Always Political?

Dec 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Inside Higher Ed's Getting to Green blogger says, "The truth of the matter is that education is always a political act." Do you agree? [polldaddy poll=2395418]

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Are We Stuck with the Politically Correct University?

Dec 16, 2009 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review the new AEI book The Politically Correct University. I recommend the book highly. It provides an excellent analysis of the problem of ideological imbalance and politicization… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Hetero Huh?

Dec 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

What is 'heteronormativity' anyway?

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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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