Politicization

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Brainwashed at Bowdoin: Anti-Israeli Boycotters Miss a Teachable Moment

May 11, 2015 by William A. Jacobson |

Bowdoin's boycott of Israel failed, but anti-Israel protesters count it as a win.

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A Setback for BDS

May 11, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Students at Bowdoin College show concern for academic freedom by voting against an anti-Israel BDS movement.

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How Higher Ed Fails Students, Especially Leftist Ones

Aug 06, 2014 by George Leef |

At many institutions, professors shortchange students by affirming their existing beliefs, rather than challenging them on the path of "collision with error."

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EPA-Gate?

May 24, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

New research uncovers shady science behind the EPA's environmental regulations. 

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Prager U: The Middle East Problem

May 02, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Best-selling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager provides a quick, entertaining, and thoughtful explanation of the Middle Eastern conflict.

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Unpersuasive book argues that higher education should have a leftist bias

Apr 23, 2014 by George Leef |

"It reminds me of Don Quixote. Lazere wants his friends to see how gloriously he jousts with and punctures all those horrible right-wingers. But Cervantes’s novel is entertaining; the pages of this book are pointless and screechy."

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Boycotting Israel Compromises Dialogue, Scholars Say

Jan 29, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: The National Association of Scholars writes that colleges and universities should be above politics.

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ASA and the Politicization of Academe

Dec 21, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood explains why NAS won't boycott the boycotters: academia is meant to argue and persuade, not merely to get the upper hand by any means necessary.

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Why Mitch Daniels Was Wrong

Oct 23, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The president of Purdue University recently apologized for speaking at an event held by a conservative think tank. He shouldn't have apologized, says Peter Wood.

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Sociology Can be Saved

Sep 25, 2013 by George Leef |

The best way to keep sociology constructive, writes Professor J. Scott Lewis, is to maintain value neutrality in academic inquiry.

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“Residence Life” Resurrected

Aug 21, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef on the divisiveness of a diversity-oriented housing program at UNC.

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Some Profs Just Can’t Teach Objectively

Aug 19, 2013 by George Leef |

Is it always possible to "tell it like it is"?

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Napolitano—A Disastrous Choice

Jul 17, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The University of California Regents' choice of president proves a preference for politics over pedagogy.

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AQ Summer 2013: “Peer Review in the Politicized Academy”

Jun 26, 2013 by NAS |

The summer 2013 issue of Academic Questions features a special section on peer review and politicization in American higher ed.

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The University of California Regents Contradict Themselves

Jun 25, 2013 by Charles L. Geshekter , John Ellis |

In a new series of correspondence about the California Association of Scholars' report A Crisis of Competence, the University of California Regents appear less than transparent.

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