Academic Dishonesty

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Forfeiting Education: Sports and Collegiate Culture

Feb 06, 2015 by Madison Iszler |

The recent college sports scandals at UNC and elsewhere reveal deeper problems in the current culture of higher education.

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May 24, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

New research uncovers shady science behind the EPA's environmental regulations. 

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Diversity Is a Sugar-Coated Lemon

Apr 14, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

If colleges were at least honest about censoring opinions they don't like, would we be any better off?

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Ward Churchill: Still Fired

Sep 13, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The sacked former ethnic studies professor loses another round.

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Green Acres

Aug 07, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Colleges and universities tend to spend lavishly on diversity and sustainability initiatives, but is this really the best use of their (and taxpayers') money?

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The Vocabulary of Virtue

Feb 21, 2012 by David Clemens |

You can’t end racism by practicing racism, even when you pretend it is virtuous.

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Higher Education’s Increasing Disdain for Virtue

Feb 17, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

The rankings scandal at Claremont McKenna College is just the latest example of colleges deceiving the public, writes Richard Vedder.

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What’s Going on Behind the Curtain? Climategate 2.0 and Scientific Integrity

Dec 14, 2011 by H. Sterling Burnett |

New leaked emails by climate researchers don't disprove anthropogenic global warming - but they do seem to call into question these scientists' reliability.

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Medical Ethics, Medical Schools, and the Wisconsin Protests

Feb 22, 2011 by George Leef |

Dr. Paul Hsieh writes here about medical ethics, medical schools, and dishonesty. 

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What Can We Do About Adrift Students?

Feb 15, 2011 by George Leef |

Jason Fertig has written a thought-provoking piece for NAS on the problem identified by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa in Academically Adrift. He quotes from their conclusion.

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Egypt: Oversold Higher Education Boomerangs

Feb 07, 2011 by George Leef |

In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Dr. Troy Camplin observes that the center of gravity for the rebellion in Egypt seems to be un- and under-employed college graduates. The Egyptian government concluded that having a large… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

“Interdisciplinary Studies”—It Shouldn’t Be a Joke, But Is

Jan 31, 2011 by George Leef |

In today’s Pope Center piece, Troy Camplin discusses that strange campus phenomenon known as “Interdisciplinary Studies.” He argues that this could and indeed should be a serious field of study, pointing to a… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Law School—Not Just Oversold, But Deceptively Oversold

Jan 26, 2011 by George Leef |

In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I comment on the recent, wonderfully iconoclastic New York Times piece on law schools. Students are lured into law school in much the same way they’re lured into college… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Be Patriotic! Cheat! Spend!

Nov 29, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

In a recent post, Ashley Thorne discusses "Lessons of a Professional Paper-Writer". Thorne cites a fascinating Chronicle of Higher Education column entitled "The Shadow Scholar: The man who writes your students' papers… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Lessons from a Professional Paper-Writer

Nov 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education published one of the most disturbing articles on higher ed I have ever read. The author, writing under the pseudonym Ed Dante, is a man paid by students to write their papers… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

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