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Naomi and Me

Aug 20, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood responds to Naomi Schaefer Riley's article in the New York Post which suggests that Dr. Wood has been silenced for dissenting from politically correct orthodoxy.

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Galloping to Insolvency

Aug 17, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews a recent report that found that a third of American colleges and universities have unhealthy financial outlooks.

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Aiming at the Suburbs and Hitting Higher Ed

Aug 14, 2012 by Peter Wood |

A new book describes Obama's anti-suburbs regulations. Peter Wood considers how these regulations may accelerate the bursting of the higher education bubble.

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Too Many College Students? Yes, Unfortunately

Aug 08, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood debates Macalester College president Brian Rosenberg on whether the U.S. should pursue the goal of further increases in college enrollments.

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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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Helium, Part 2

Jul 30, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood considers how the higher-education bubble could pop.

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Bubble Update: More Helium, Part 1

Jul 27, 2012 by Peter Wood |

The bubble in American higher education is inflating rapidly. Ironically this is happening just at the moment when large numbers of Americans are noticing that there is indeed a higher-ed bubble—that… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Regnerus Affair at UT Austin

Jul 24, 2012 by Peter Wood |

A scholar whose research identified disadvantages for children of same-sex marriage faces opposition by those who dislike his findings.

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A Culture of Evasion

Jul 23, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Campus sexual-harassment codes grow ever more draconian even as what passes for acceptable behavior behind the scenes grows worse and worse.

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Unfashionable Ideas

Jul 20, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the National Association of Scholars’ changing approach to reforming higher education.

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What Were They Thinking?

Jul 13, 2012 by Peter Wood |

The platform committee of the Texas Republican Party backs away from its support of "critical thinking."

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Elegies, Part 2

Jul 06, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Regretting cultural loss is valuable when it shows us the way forward. 

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Elegies, Part 1

Jul 05, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Reforming higher education is not just about nostalgia for the past.

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Epic Battles

Jul 02, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood weighs the cost of higher education’s turn away from Western civilization survey courses.

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Leftist Nostalgia for Academic Standards

Jun 19, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood compares the second thoughts of a famous Marxist literary critic and the UCLA faculty’s rejection of a proposed diversity requirement.

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