Minding the Campus

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Fast-Track Higher Ed?

Apr 02, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Despite technological advances that have made most other industries more efficient, "path dependency" has kept higher education stuck in the past. Can MOOCs be the solution?

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The “Unfair” Campaign is Invited to UW-Superior

Feb 15, 2013 by George Leef |

UW-Superior endorses a tendentious concept of fairness.

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Anger and the Banality of Academe

Jul 09, 2012 by Peter Wood |

A contemporary poet's creations capture the spirit of the academy: angry, disdainful of America, mostly nonsensical.

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Oppositional Gay Culture and the Future of Marriage

Jun 26, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Higher education has been a driving force in the institutionalizing of the same-sex marriage movement.

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Courses on Inequality—They Could be Taught Objectively, but Most Aren’t

May 23, 2012 by George Leef |

Most college courses in inequality are overwhelmingly taught from a leftist perspective but they shouldn't be.

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UCLA: Still Obsessed with Diversity

May 02, 2012 by Peter Wood |

The College of Letters and Science at the University of California-Los Angeles will soon vote on whether to add a required general education course called "Community and Conflict" - which simply turns out to be a new euphemism… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Terrible Textbooks of Freshman Comp

Mar 27, 2012 by Mary Grabar |

The anthologies used in many freshman composition courses tell students what to think, not how to write.

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Why They Seem to Rise Together: Federal Aid and College Tuition

Feb 21, 2012 by George Leef, Hans Bader, Herbert London, Peter Wood, Richard Vedder |

Peter Wood, Richard Vedder, George Leef, Hans Bader, and Herbert London weigh in on the Center for College Affordability and Productivity's new study on whether colleges raise tuition when they receive federal aid.

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Let’s Be Frank About Anti-Asian Admission Policies

Feb 07, 2012 by John Rosenberg |

John Rosenberg describes the pervasive admissions bias against Asian students at elite schools, along with the comically untenable denials of those who practice them.

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The Ruinous Reign of Race-and-Gender Historians

Jan 23, 2012 by KC Johnson |

If you need to consult history texts focused on traditional constitutional or political themes, KC Johnson notes that you'll have to look at specimens from 35-40 years ago. No one writes such books anymore.

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Look Who’s Endorsing a Race-Based View of Knowledge

Jan 16, 2012 by Robert Weissberg |

A new document from the American Political Science Association views race and epistemology as inseparable.

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Will Harvard Stop Trying to Impose Orthodoxies?

Jan 05, 2012 by Harvey Silverglate |

FIRE co-founder Harvey Silverglate applauds the Harvard student newspaper for defending free inquiry at the University, where the faculty is increasingly inclined to enact political orthodoxy.

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A Law Professor Takes On the Victimhood Industry

Jan 04, 2012 by Hans Bader |

Hans Bader describes the Byzantine case of law professor Lawrence Connell, who's in big trouble for actually defending himself against preposterous harassment charges.

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Lady Gaga Makes It to Harvard

Nov 21, 2011 by Charlotte Allen |

Charlotte Allen ponders the curious fascination academics seem to have with a popular singer. Perhaps it's connected to post-modernist theory?

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When Adolescent Culture Goes to College

Nov 14, 2011 by Jonathan Imber |

Sociologist Jonathan Imber analyzes the common threads running through recent student protest behavior.

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