Campus Culture

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Presidential Politics, Campus Activism, Race Relations: Student Press Views

Apr 27, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student jouranlists assess the accelerating presidential race and other issues.

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Oxford and Columbia: Depth and Breadth

Mar 14, 2012 by Thomas Dineen |

Thomas Dineen compares his education at Oxford with that at Columbia and finds that the universities represent two systems with separate sets of values and attitudes. 

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The White Male Shortage on Campus

Feb 13, 2012 by Robert Weissberg |

Robert Weissberg explains the male shortage on college campuses: they've become decidedly guy-unfriendly.

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How Not to Manage Classroom Management

Oct 11, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student rudeness and uncouth classroom conduct are the stuff of legend these days, and it's frequently been covered at the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and elsewhere.

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How Campus Ethnic Groups Drive Political Conformity: An Interview with Brittney Morrett

May 26, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A recent college graduate reflects on a Latino fraternity's decision to officially denounce laws restricting illegal immigration.

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Quote of the Day

Apr 07, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

From a letter to the editor of the Gonzaga Bulletin.

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What “Higher Education” Has Come to

Apr 04, 2011 by George Leef |

The current issue of The Chronicle has an illuminating piece by Elayne Clift, an adjunct professor who has taught at several colleges in New England. She writes about the sense of entitlement she finds among her students, leading… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

The Coarsening

Mar 10, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood comments on the combination of low taste and high privilege that are increasingly characteristic of American faculty members.

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Lily Bart vs. Lady Gaga

Mar 08, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood weighs higher education’s contribution to a culture that celebrates ostentatious vulgarity over the pursuit of civilized qualities.

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Many College Students Learn Little

Jan 18, 2011 by George Leef |

So says this USA Today article, reporting on the findings of a recent book entitled Academically Adrift. No surprise here. 

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Duke’s President Versus the University’s Reputation

Dec 15, 2010 by George Leef |

President Richard Brodhead pleaded with students not to give Duke the reputation as a sex-crazed campus. Perhaps it would do more if the university stopped bringing in a parade of salacious shows and speakers.

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Good Read

Oct 25, 2010 by Mary Grabar |

I'd like to share with you my post at American Culture on Christopher Hill's novel. I'm sorry to say I didn't know about  this novel until I visited the Alexander Hamilton Institute last summer.  Fortunately,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

PC Zombie

Sep 22, 2010 by David Clemens |

Former student “Lamar” transferred to a University of California campus this semester and was surprised to find himself ordered to attend two mandatory “workshops,” one on alcohol abuse and the other on… Continue Reading | 9 Comments >

“Campus Culture” AQ Issue in Print

Jul 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The summer issue of Academic Questions takes the pulse of campus culture and considers how the attitudes formed in college affect broader American culture.

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Diversity: The Expanded Version

Jun 29, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

You may have thought - or wished - that American colleges and universities had finally exhausted the outer reaches of "diversity" on their campuses. Really, there's simply GOT to be a finite limit to this thing, and we really… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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