Christopher Kendall

Articles

October 13, 2020

An Outspoken Scholar Gets Canceled, Again, but He’s Not Giving Up

Christopher Kendall

What do you get when you cross scholarly criticism of anticolonialism and an angry mob of academic "cancelers"? The results aren't pretty.

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May 16, 2020

Bailed-Out Colleges Should Be Forced to Cut Administrative Bloat

Christopher Kendall

We must ensure that taxpayer money is well spent, rather than allow colleges and universities to return to the status quo ante.

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May 4, 2020

Pulitzer and the Politicization of American History

Christopher Kendall

How did a piece of historical commentary that misrepresents central elements of the American founding, rejects rigorous historical analysis, and elevates proudly biased distortions of history win the...

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April 19, 2020

No More Merit

Christopher Kendall

Fred Hess proposes that higher education switch all admissions processes to a random lottery. While the idea is unique, it is likely to create more problems than it solves.

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April 1, 2020

Harvard in Crisis: COVID-19 and the Future of Higher Education

Christopher Kendall

Harvard lays off hourly workers, cuts faculty salaries, and increases administrators' earnings in response to financial downturn. What's wrong with this picture?

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