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College Sustainability Programs May Soon Die Out

Dec 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

So writes Charlotte Allen in Minding the Campus. 

Professor Richard Ebeling on the Austrian Economic Tradition

Dec 15, 2010 by George Leef |

Here is an enlightening interview done by an Argentine economist with Professor Richard Ebeling about the Austrian approach:  Mises, Hayek, and others.

Duke’s President Versus the University’s Reputation

Dec 15, 2010 by George Leef |

President Richard Brodhead pleaded with students not to give Duke the reputation as a sex-crazed campus. Perhaps it would do more if the university stopped bringing in a parade of salacious shows and speakers.

Penn State and Academic Freedom

Dec 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Penn State is revising its statement on academic freedom to permit faculty members the right to bring one-sided opinions on controversial topics (unrelated to the course) to class. The radicalized AAUP thinks this is a good idea.…

If You Criticize Higher Education, Does That Mean You’re McCarthyite?

Dec 14, 2010 by George Leef, KC Johnson |

In this excellent Minding the Campus essay, history professor KC Johnson tears apart the scurrilous effort of another historian, Ellen Schrecker, to paint those who call for serious reform in higher education as near-McCarthyites. 

Free to Indoctrinate: The AAUP Applauds Penn State’s Retreat from Academic…

Dec 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Steve Balch |

Penn State is revising its statement on academic freedom to permit faculty members the right to bring one-sided opinions on controversial topics to class. The radicalized AAUP thinks this is a good idea. We don't.

Racism at Wesleyan?

Dec 14, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the affirmative action bake sale controversy at Wesleyan University and calls for a more circumspect use of the label "racist."

“Mindless” Pursuit of College Degrees Comes at a High Cost

Dec 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Richard Vedder |

Approximately 60 percent of the increase in the number of college graduates from 1992 to 2008 worked in jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics considers relatively low skilled.

Are Organic and Green Products a Scam?

Dec 13, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

More and more scientific research is showing that organic and green products don't live up to expectations--or even to the label, for that matter.

Multiculturalism is Over

Dec 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS member Roger Scruton asserts that the hypocrisies of multiculturalism have finally led to its decline.

Who Owns Philanthropy?

Dec 13, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood responds to the Greenlining Institute on the threats to voluntary philanthropic giving.

What a Dull School Cal Tech Must Be

Dec 10, 2010 by George Leef |

How do the Cal Tech students ever learn about students who are different from themselves?  How do they ever manage to overcome their biases and learn to celebrate diversity?"

NAS Supports Freedom of Speech and Conscience in Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley

Dec 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley. 

What’s the Value of Freshman Composition Courses?

Dec 10, 2010 by George Leef |

Here's an essay about a composition course at UNC that was a waste of time.  No student, who wanted to improve his writing, would buy a course like this in a stand-alone, free market transaction.

Court Dismisses Challenge to Prop. 209

Dec 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A federal court dismissed a lawsuit attempting to overturn California's law banning racial preferences.

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