Activism in the Classroom

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Campus Activism: The Fight for Imaginary Victories

Aug 13, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Campus activists fight against an imaginary villain of social injustice.

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Food Justice Programs Popping Up Like Mushrooms

May 02, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

Over the past two decades, food-related courses and food justice programs have become a hot trend in academia.

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Celebrating 2013 in Education

Jan 02, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In another top 10 list, Peter Wood remembers people who did something original, creative, noteworthy, or surprising in 2013.

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“Residence Life” Resurrected

Aug 21, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef on the divisiveness of a diversity-oriented housing program at UNC.

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Some Profs Just Can’t Teach Objectively

Aug 19, 2013 by George Leef |

Is it always possible to "tell it like it is"?

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RES Revs ‘Em Up

Jul 10, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Race & Ethnicity Studies needn't lead to political activism—it just always seems to.

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My review of Neil Gross’s book, concluded

Jun 12, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef concludes his critque of Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?

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A Politicized Introductory Government Course at NC State

May 22, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef weighs in on the debate on how much progressive professors influence their students.

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Shut Up for Gay Rights, Says Dean of Students

Apr 19, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Today colleges around the country are encouraging the national Day of Silence to support LGBT rights. 

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Becoming Right—Another Load of Useless Academic Research

Mar 06, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Becoming Right.

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Professoriate Tacks Left

Oct 24, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

UCLA survey finds significant ideological shift among professors - in the same direction.

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California Association of Scholars: New Evidence of Politicization at UC

Sep 07, 2012 by John M. Ellis |

Although the University of California denied accusations of political activism earlier this year, CAS addresses the UC once more after recent events on campus.

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U California President Yudof Says Political Advocacy Is a Problem

Apr 19, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

At a press conference UC president Mark Yudof declared his commitment to ideology-free education. Charles Geshekter of the Caliofornia Association of Scholars asked him to say so in a memo to the UC Board of Regents.

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Georgia State U Prof Promises Extra Credit for Political Lobbying

Apr 17, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Two videos give a window into the academic-credit-for-activism culture in contemporary higher education.

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Politics, Education, and More Politics: NAS’s New Report on the University of California

Apr 11, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood discusses the National Association of Scholars’ new report that says higher education has been hurt by the failure of safeguards against using the classroom to advance partisan ideas and loyalties.

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