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He’s Back! Bill Ayers, Robert Kennedy’s Son—and What This Has to…

Nov 29, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

 Bill Ayers is back in the news. Robert Kennedy's son, newly on the board of the U of I Chicago, led a move denying Ayers emeritus status as a retired professor. Newsweek covered the story here

Is This the Way to Improve College Admissions?

Nov 29, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review Robert Sternberg's recent book College Admissions for the 21st Century. Sternberg's contention is that colleges can admit a better student body -- more students…

Ultraconservative?

Nov 29, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood responds to critics who characterize the National Association of Scholars as ultraconservative.

Generosity, Trussed

Nov 24, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood warns about the damage that “greenlining” activists can do to American philanthropy.

More Higher Education for More People: Good for the Country?

Nov 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Do we finally have a national higher education agenda in the U.S.? Inside Higher Ed suggests we're close. The "now widely held view that the country must in the next 10-15 years significantly increase the number of…

Lessons from a Professional Paper-Writer

Nov 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education published one of the most disturbing articles on higher ed I have ever read. The author, writing under the pseudonym Ed Dante, is a man paid by students to write their papers…

Another Dissent on the Idea that Economic Growth Depends on Having More College Grads

Nov 23, 2010 by George Leef |

In this LA Times op-ed, economics professor Shirley Svorny (Cal State Northridge) argues against the idea that if a state puts more kids through college, that will provide it with an economic boost. While the bigwigs in…

Collegiate Press Roundup 11-23-10

Nov 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists take the measure of campus anti-smoking policies, graduation rates for football players and due process rights for accused terrorists.

The Other Danger…Scholasticism in Academic Research

Nov 23, 2010 by Lawrence M. Mead |

Researchers have narrowed their focus to the point of irrelevance in the real world, writes Prof. Lawrence Mead. In this article, which appeared in the winter issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 4), he describes the path productive…

Are Universities Our “Engines of Innovation”?

Nov 22, 2010 by George Leef |

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp recently published a book in which he maintains that universities are the country's "engines of innovation." In today's Pope Center article, however, Jay Schalin runs that notion past a real inventor…

UCSD Prof Gains Tenure Aiding Illegal Aliens

Nov 22, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

This video (h/t The Blaze) excerpts interviews of two UCSD professors, Micha Cardenas and Ricardo Dominguez, who advocate the dissolution of the United States. Professor Dominguez states that he won tenure at UCSD by designing…

Media Rush to Defend LSU “Blood Will Be on Your Hands” Prof

Nov 22, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

It is what it looks like - a video shows an astronomy professor ranting in class about global warming and attempting to humiliate students who disagree with him.

NAS Tennessee Affiliate Head Elected to State Senate

Nov 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross-posted from NAS.org Congratulations to Jim Summerville, who was elected to the Tennessee state Senate on November 2, beating incumbent Doug Jackson in a surprise upset. He has been the…

Diversity Babble

Nov 19, 2010 by Douglas Campbell |

California State University, Chico circumvents the law with disingenuous rationalizations for "diversity."

21st-Century Studies

Nov 19, 2010 by Peter Wood |

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for 21st Century Studies is an example of the academic left recycling clichés and passing them off as modern.

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