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UMass Med School Will Reserve 12 Seats for Minorities and Low-Income Students

Jan 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The Boston Globe reports:

Under an initiative set to be finalized today, the state’s only public medical school will partner with UMass campuses in Boston, Amherst, Lowell, and Dartmouth to create… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Baggage Claim at Williams

Jan 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Williams College will cancel classes to engage in "pomosexual" poetry performances, politicized art discussions, a "queering communities" panel, and "reclaiming New England's aboriginal history."

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What Good is Accreditation?

Jan 25, 2010 by George Leef |

I have long thought that accreditation is just about useless as a guarantee of quality and integrity in higher education and the article the Pope Center has just released gives additional support to my skeptical view. In it, Professor… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Cowboy Up!

Jan 25, 2010 by David Clemens |

If you are a double major in Classical Languages and English Literature at the University of Wyoming, you are saddled with a required diversity class on “literature by and about women, not men.”  The course that… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Reflections of a Community College Professor

Jan 25, 2010 by John C. Chalberg |

We present the reflections of John C. “Chuck” Chalberg, professor of American history for more than thirty years at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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North Carolina’s Scandal-Plagued Higher Ed System

Jan 22, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center article, Jane Shaw reviews the rather long list of scandals at UNC institutions in recent years. Are other states better? Or worse?

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Free Institutions Program at CUNY?

Jan 22, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

The City University of New York still lacks a free institutions program, and Professor Thomas J. Main of Baruch College is aiming to close the gap. 15 months ago Main came within a hair's breadth of finding funding, but the… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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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Is the University Obligated to Educate Everyone?

Jan 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross posted from NAS.org From time to time we cite without comment various items from articles, books, websites, and other sources. We don't comment on these items (at least in words), but our readers may have… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Social Role of the University…No Comment

Jan 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A 1962 newspaper clipping recaps the message of a campus speaker who asked, "What is the university's fundamental social obligation?"

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Recommended Articles for 1/20/10

Jan 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NBC: Yale President Responds to T-Shirt Controversy "I think of all Harvard men as sissies" from F. Scott Fitzgerald's book This Side of Paradise (which I'm currently reading) was deemed offensive to homosexuals.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

I Applaud Jackson Toby’s New Book

Jan 20, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review the new book by Rutgers sociology professor Jackson Toby, The Lowering of Higher Education in America. Toby makes much the same case I have -- we've badly oversold higher… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Where Did the Sustainability Movement Come From?

Jan 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS's Glenn Ricketts traces the history of the sustainability movement, now dominant as a campus ideology, in a major article that will appear in a forthcoming sustainability-themed issue of our journal Academic… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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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