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“I Regret Taking Gender Studies Courses”...No Comment

Sep 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

An NYU gender studies grad wishes she'd taken politics, history, and literature courses, and learned "more about the world in general, rather than one tiny little sliver of the world." She now realizes, "There

Collegiate Press Roundup, 9-9-10

Sep 09, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists size up medical marijuana, overrated college ratings and President Obama's leadership style.

Keep Academic Freedom in Academia - Or Forfeit Freedom of Speech

Sep 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

One of the dangers of bringing academic freedom under judicial authority is that doing so threatens First Amendment rights on campus, writes Steve Balch in a thoughtful new article. The recent efforts by Augusta State U and Eastern…

Sustainability News: September 2010

Sep 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Is sustainability just a fad? Or has it become ingrained in our culture? Take a look at these 14 recent articles on sustainability in higher education and judge for yourself.

A Course on Zombie Literature

Sep 07, 2010 by George Leef |

No, this isn't from The Onion -- a college course on zombie literature.

The IPCC, Brought Low

Sep 07, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

The distinguished InterAcademy Council, an independent society of  top scientists, recently conducted an extensive review of the practices of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which the former found…

Constitutionalizing

Sep 07, 2010 by Steve Balch |

One of the dangers of bringing academic freedom under judicial authority is that doing so threatens First Amendment rights on campus.

2010 Summer Highlights

Sep 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Happy fall! Here's a roundup of our top articles from June, July, and August.

Virginia Tech’s New “Diversity” Litmus Test

Sep 02, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

An Argus volunteer gave us an update on the latest efforts to enforce "diversity" on faculty members at Virginia Tech.  Last year Virginia Tech required faculty members to prove the value of their "contributions to…

Collegiate Press Roundup 9-2-10

Sep 02, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists examine topics from presidential speeches to campus smoking bans.

Take Back the Classroom from PowerPoint

Sep 02, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Restrict PowerPoint use in teaching to pictures and videos, writes Jason Fertig. Too much PowerPoint usurps professors' authority and accustoms students to lazy thinking.

A Big Hole in the Economics Curriculum

Sep 01, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor Bruce Caldwell of Duke University discusses what he sees as a big hole in the graduate economics curriculum and one that's developing in the undergraduate curriculum --…

Texas Hold `Em

Sep 01, 2010 by David Clemens |

Over at Pajamasmedia, “Zombie” is in the midst of a five part analysis of the Texas textbook battle.  In The Language Police (2004), Diane Ravitch argued that to avoid offending any conceivable…

Will You Promote Diversity? Virginia Tech Tests Faculty Candidates Commitment

Sep 01, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

A major public university has fashioned a “diversity” litmus test for faculty hiring.

Mizzou Multicultural Fail!

Aug 31, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

In its eagerness to welcome students - that is, global citizens - to campus last week, the University of Missouri misspelled "Welcome" in Farsi and Arabic on a sign bordered by various national flags that included…

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