Recent Articles

Letter to a Young Professor

Being “non-judgmental” was the highest virtue when I became a professor in the 1980s. How can you be non-judgmental while grading hundreds of papers?

The Threat of Literature qua Literature and the Death of Greatness

The impetus for my foray into curriculum building was little more than a desire to make literature old again. Culturally, we knew we were facing headwinds when it came to literature’s appeal to......

VIDEO: Biden's Bad Title IX Rule: What You Need to Know

What is Title IX? How did Title IX become so weaponized and controversial? Listen in on this in-depth discussion on Title IX and the new disastrous Biden administration rule.

NAS, The “Insidious” Organization?

Exciting stories all around in higher education over the past week.

Most Recent from Minding The Campus

An Action They Never Committed

On June 15, 1774, Boston citizens held a meeting in Faneuil Hall to debate how the townsmen should respond to the blockade that the British had just imposed on the port of Boston.  At issue was whethe......

My Surgeon Might be a Diversity Hire!

Author’s Note: This excerpt is from my weekly “Top of Mind” email, sent to subscribers every Thursday. For more content like this and to receive the full newsletter each week, sign up on Minding the C......

Reports

The Illusion of Institutional Neutrality

College presidents often come under the spotlight for their political pronouncements or lack thereof. Since college presidents must contend with difficult issues of morality, principle, and politics a......

Imbalanced: A Study of Influence at the University of Virginia

This analysis finds that political donations from the faculty and staff of the University of Virginia go almost exclusively to the Democratic Party. If the faculty and staff are combined, the ratio of......

Curriculum of Liberty

In this report, we propose the Curriculum of Liberty, in the spirit of NAS’s principles, which will educate American college students toward freedom, the pursuit of truth, and virtuous citizensh......

Disowned Yankees

This study explores the history of Americans' birthright of liberty. We teach our children social studies, above all history and civics, so they can know what liberty is, where Amer......

CounterCurrent


June 11, 2024

NAS, The “Insidious” Organization?

Exciting stories all around in higher education over the past week....

June 4, 2024

On Chinese Influence in Universities, Europe May Be Getting It Right

Europe is effectively combatting Chinese espionage, American higher education should take note....

May 28, 2024

Keeping a Weather Eye

Major headlines dominate the higher education news cycle, here is what you should know. ...

Statements

The Antisemitism Awareness Act Misses the Mark

Let’s enforce existing laws rather than grandstand for new ones.

Creating Students, Not Activists

The mobs desecrating the American flag, smashing windows, chanting genocidal slogans—this always was the end game of the advocates of the right to protest, action civics, student activism, direc......

Press Releases

Press Release: Scholars File Amicus Brief in Support of Boston Parent Coalition

The brief argues that BPS’s actions violate the Equal Protection Clause. The Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York, an Asian-American civil rights organization, cosigned the ami......

Civics Alliance Releases History of Communism Standards

These standards provide guidelines for high school teachers to integrate the history of Communism into social studies courses.

Events

Event: Presenting the Franklin Standards: Model K-12 Science Standards

Join us for the launch of the Franklin Standards, new K-12 science standards which prepare students for college and careers requiring substantial mathematical content knowledge.

Event: Biden's Bad Title IX Rule: What You Need to Know

What is Title IX? How did Title IX become so weaponized and controversial? Join us for an in-depth discussion on Title IX and the new disastrous Biden administration rule.