Campus Culture

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Dartmouth’s Freedom Budget: Peaceful Protest, or Intolerant Tolerance?

Apr 23, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

Dartmouth president Philip Hanlon hopes to tame the tempers of Freedom Budget activists, but it remains to be seen whether he can truly transform the college.

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Bowdoin’s Double Bogey

Apr 21, 2014 by Peter Wood |

"Bowdoin has a bad conscience. It knows that it has made some wrong turns but it doesn't like hearing that from a stranger."

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A “Party School” is put under the microscope

Mar 05, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef writes about the recent book, Party School, written by West Virginia University sociology professor Karen Weiss. The book documents the way party culture has dominated most of WVU.

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The Unexamined Life of Academic Kindness

Feb 19, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

A new Tumblr blog called Academic Kindness seeks to highlight instances of generosity, goodwill, and compassion in academia.

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Let Them Speak! Why It’s Important to Let Speakers Speak

Jan 30, 2014 by Joshua Bridges |

At many universities, students have shot down speakers who announce differing opinions. By doing so, they undermine their own intellectual development.

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Quizzed!

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood playfully considers the nature of quizzes and offers NAS's final quiz of the season: comics and college. 

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A College President Defends Free Speech

Oct 30, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Amherst College president Biddy Martin turned down a request to dissociate the College from the writings of campus speaker Hadley Arkes. 

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The New School’s New Wail: A Visit to Campus Sustainability Day

Oct 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

At a sustainability festival at The New School, students complacently accepted pseudo-scientific claims and the nationwide campaign to divest holdings from oil companies. 

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Watch Out: Feds Act to Make College Campuses Safer

Jul 26, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Do we need a new federal agency to make college campuses safer?

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Student Activists and College Administrators: Now as Then

May 28, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Recent campus activism has some long roots.

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An Embarrassing Portrait of a State Flagship University

May 01, 2013 by George Leef |

Paying for the Party confirms many of your worst fears about big state universities.

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Panic at Oberlin

Mar 08, 2013 by George W. Dent |

Classes are canceled at Oberlin College because of racist graffiti and Ku Klux Klan sightings.

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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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Emory University’s Outcry Against Its President

Feb 28, 2013 by George W. Dent |

Emory University President John Wagner has been vilified by faculty and students for praising the three-fifths compromise in the original Constitution.

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Teaching Collegians to Be World Citizens

Feb 15, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Being a citizen of the world seems to have magnetic appeal to college students, and American colleges and universities are tapping into this longing.

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