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Letter from Connecticut Association of Scholars to Wesleyan University President

Feb 01, 2011 by |

NAS's Connecticut affiliate wrote to Wesleyan's president to support the students who conducted an "affirmative action bake sale" on campus last fall.

Another Dissent from the “Higher Education for Everyone!” Line

Jan 31, 2011 by George Leef |

By and large, until say, 1945, the expansion [of education] was fairly harmless. Unfortunately, however, there came to be established the misconception that being in school was the only appropriate was of being educated. Now, the…

“Interdisciplinary Studies”—It Shouldn’t Be a Joke, But Is

Jan 31, 2011 by George Leef |

In today’s Pope Center piece, Troy Camplin discusses that strange campus phenomenon known as “Interdisciplinary Studies.” He argues that this could and indeed should be a serious field of study, pointing to a…

Suicide Bombers and Academic Freedom

Jan 31, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Brooklyn College appointed an adjunct professor to teach "Politics of the Middle East," then fired him because of his politics.

Lumina’s Degree Profile - Do We Need It?

Jan 28, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

The Lumina Foundation's new "Degree Qualifications Profile" is supposed to help colleges have a shared framework to describe what students should be able to do when they graduate. Peter Wood says he'll hold out for something…

Collegiate Press Roundup

Jan 28, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

In this week's edition, undergraduate journalists call for more campus activism, defend student voting in college towns and approve one choice for commencement speaker.

Ask a Scholar: Private vs. Public Wages

Jan 28, 2011 by John Mathys |

What accounts for the difference in compensation for private and public workers?

Academic Impactorators

Jan 28, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood finds a more meaningful direction for colleges in the book “Academically Adrift” than in the U.N. program Academic Impact.

But Will Navy Now Drop its Diversity Mania?

Jan 27, 2011 by George Leef |

The Chronicle reports on the settlement the Naval Academy has been forced to make with the English professor it retaliated against after he criticized its "affirmative action" program. To call this an "embarrassment" is putting…

Theophobia

Jan 27, 2011 by David Clemens |

This morning I heard from a necessarily anonymous colleague who teaches at a necessarily anonymous college.  Her Dean had refused to sign off on a grant application because the granting foundation makes some “religious…

Reassembling Shakespeare’s Fair Friend

Jan 27, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Did Shakespeare encode the name of his fair friend in his Sonnets?

Law School—Not Just Oversold, But Deceptively Oversold

Jan 26, 2011 by George Leef |

In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I comment on the recent, wonderfully iconoclastic New York Times piece on law schools. Students are lured into law school in much the same way they’re lured into college…

Ask a Scholar: Pericope and Chiasm

Jan 26, 2011 by Todd D. Moore |

Can there be more than one chiasm (a pattern of concentric parallelism) in a pericope (a paragraph, episode, or story)?

What Happened? Libel Tourism, UT Racial Preferences, Stanford Citizenship Education,…

Jan 26, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

We revisited some of our articles from last year to find out,

The Ideological Tilt of Harvard University Press

Jan 25, 2011 by George Leef |

The Econ Journal Watch categorizes ten years of titles from Harvard University Press, first culling out all those that have no philosophical angle, then categorizing the remaining books.

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