Character/Attitudes

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Public Virtue in a Republic: The Starting Point for a Common Core

Jan 08, 2014 by George Seaver |

George Seaver writes that we must practice a common teaching of public virtue if we are to sustain our republic.

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Are Modern Professors Experts on Good and Evil?

Sep 11, 2012 by Bruce W. Davidson |

An international conference on "perspectives on evil" revealed academics' weak understanding of morality.

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The Decline of Literate Thought

Mar 26, 2012 by David Solway |

Recalling an evening in Casablanca where he met students "in love with learning," David Solway considers the contrast between them and today's American college students who have little enthusiasm for intellectual growth.

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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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Students as Customers: If They Can’t Write, They’re Still Right

Feb 06, 2012 by John C. Chalberg |

John C. Chalberg examines the consumer mentality that's largely taken over the community college where he teaches.

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Games of Chance

Jan 31, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood observes that even as higher education frets about students’ gambling addictions, it feeds the underlying problem.

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Capitalism and Western Civilization - Human Nature

Jan 26, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the role of human nature in shaping modern capitalism.

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Voluptuousness and Western Civilization

Dec 22, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the traditional Western view of voluptuousness in light of contemporary hedonism and self-gratification.

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The Many Problems of Online Education

Dec 20, 2011 by J.M. Anderson |

Online courses are very popular with students, and have the enthusiastic endorsement of senior academic administrators. The only problem, says J.M. Anderson, is that the students aren't learning anything.

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Virtue and Western Civilization

Dec 15, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the decline of virtue, once integral to the educational process in the Western tradition.

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Reciprocity and Western Civilization

Sep 29, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young continues his series with this dicussion of reciprocity in the Western social tradition.

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Your Comfort is Our Priority

Sep 13, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Do students have the right to be comfortable?

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Mean Professor Fired by Sensitive College

Aug 30, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Do you teach at a "caring" college where Students Come First? Apparently, Valdosta State University in Georgia is one such, and recently demonstrated how they deal with professors who don't care, as this IHE piece reports.… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

The Protestant Ethic and Western Civilization

Aug 18, 2011 by William H. Young |

William H. Young argues that the academy should renew an emphasis on hard work if America is to redeem its unmotivated generation.

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Understanding the Constitution - No Comment

Jun 02, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

A college student's view of how to improve public understanding of the Electoral College

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