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Ask a Scholar: What is the True Definition of Latino?

Oct 12, 2010 by Dario Fernandez-Morera |

What does it mean to be Latino? Are only Latin American people Latino, or does the term apply to anyone whose language derived from Latin?

From Diversity to Sustainability: How Campus Ideology is Born

Oct 12, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Sustainability, like diversity, subtracts from the better purposes of higher education.

Sometimes They’re Right, But Don’t Call Them Scholars!

Oct 11, 2010 by George Leef |

That seems to be the dismissive approach of The New York Times when it turns out that a professor who favors the free market and opposes crony capitalism is proven to be right. Professor Jonathan Bean writes here about…

Texas Blazes the Transparency Trail

Oct 08, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Texan professors who thrive on taxpayer funding are irate about a state law that requires them to make course content clear to students before the latter are, as Accuracy in Academia labels…

Jobs for College Grads

Oct 08, 2010 by George Leef |

Michael Mandel notes in this post that among recent college grads who have employment, the greatest number have government jobs. They probably produce little or no value; what they do may in fact impede the creation of value by…

Re: The Next Michael Moore?

Oct 08, 2010 by George Leef |

Economics professor Steven Horwitz has written an article for the Foundation for Economic Education taking further issue with the scurrilous piece I mentioned here on Monday. Like so many others who have an instinctive hatred for…

Crossing the Rapids: Young Conservatives on College Life

Oct 08, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A review of the new anthology Proud to Be Right.

Wimp Out: Review of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Oct 08, 2010 by Keith Whitaker |

The contemporary sequel to the 1980s original, this is a film of spineless characters without much character.

Collegiate Press Roundup 10-8-10

Oct 08, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalist size up various issues, from vanishing academic libraries to the legalization of marijuana.

For Some People, Community Colleges Are Better

Oct 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

According to The Chronicle this afternoon:

An overwhelming majority of Americans say it is better for some students to go to community colleges instead of four-year colleges and universities, according…

Governor Schwarzenegger Vetoes Racial Preferences Bill

Oct 05, 2010 by John Ellis |

A victory for the California Association of Scholars, who argued against a bill that would have legalized racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination.

Good People Can Differ

Oct 05, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Presenting both sides of controversies begins with recognizing that an opponent is not a “bad person."

NAS in the New York Times on Attribution and the Star-Tribune on Common Reading

Oct 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane consulted the NAS for his article, "Scholarly Work, Without All the Footnotes," published yesterday:

Peter W. Wood, an anthropologist who is president of the National…

The Next Michael Moore?

Oct 04, 2010 by George Leef |

The Chronicle Review has a scurrilous piece by one Charles Ferguson, who is a documentary film director. His targets are 1) Larry Summers; 2) academic economists generally; and 3) anything that suggests the virtue of laissez-faire…

Legacy Preferences Are Bad; So Are Racial Preferences

Oct 04, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, I respond to a recent NYT article by Richard Kahlenberg in which he argues against legacy preferences in college admissions. I think the case  against legacy preferences is sound. I part company…

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