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…
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…
Nov 29, 2010 by Peter Wood |
Peter Wood responds to critics who characterize the National Association of Scholars as ultraconservative.
Nov 24, 2010 by Peter Wood |
Peter Wood warns about the damage that “greenlining” activists can do to American philanthropy.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
Nov 19, 2010 by Douglas Campbell |
California State University, Chico circumvents the law with disingenuous rationalizations for "diversity."
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.