George Leef

Director of Research, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

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The “Right-wing Billionaires are Going to Take Over Higher Education”…

May 02, 2016 by George Leef |

Is conservative money poisoning the well of education or something else?

On the Alleged Exploitation of Adjuncts

Mar 30, 2016 by George Leef |

Are adjunct professors treated unjustly?

The 10 Worst Schools When It Comes to Free Speech

Feb 24, 2016 by George Leef |

George Leef comments on the growing intolerance of students and administrators reflected in FIRE's recent list of the worst colleges and universities.

Looking Back at the Duke Lacrosse Case after Ten Years

Feb 22, 2016 by George Leef |

A professor reflects on the decade-old Duke case and the lack of change at the university.

How Anthropology was Turned from Intellectual Discipline into Political Activism

Feb 18, 2016 by George Leef |

This week's Pope Center Clarion Call essay discusses the politicalization of anthropology.

On the Alleged Need to “Improve Diversity” in Grad Admissions

Feb 11, 2016 by George Leef |

Professor Jonathan Marks critiques Julie Posselt's most recent book on grad school admission processes. 

Wherein I Spar With an NAS opponent

Jan 13, 2016 by George Leef |

In his newest book, Michael Roth makes a case for the benefits of a liberal education. 

Sociology: Another Field that Needs Heterodoxy

Dec 18, 2015 by George Leef |

University of Central Florida Sociology Professor James Wright writes that sociology has also succumbed to groupthink and political correctness.

UCLA Law Professor Rick Sander: The evidence that racial preferences do cause “mismatch”

Dec 18, 2015 by George Leef |

UCLA law professor Rick Sander writes about the importance of "mismatch" due to racial preferences.

Why Subsidize University Presses?

Nov 04, 2015 by George Leef |

University presses should stand on their own two feet.

A Book on Higher Ed that Looks Dull but has Something Important to Say

Oct 09, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef discusses an argument by two college presidents for an end to the traditional faculty role in college governance.

A Defense of Publish or Perish

Sep 23, 2015 by George Leef |

Prof. Paul Gottfried defends the publish or perish system for faculty promotions in a piece for the Pope Center.

A Logician Sees Through the Fallacious Arguments for “Diversity”

Sep 21, 2015 by George Leef |

Professor Carl Cohen, a professor at the University of Michigan, opposes granting preference to students on the basis of ethnicity.

Outrageous Valdosta State Case Has a Pretty Good Ending

Aug 04, 2015 by George Leef |

A Valdosta State University student's right to speech was recognized in a settlement. 

Two Unintended Consequences of Federal Meddling

Jul 23, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef dicusses the dubious effects and soaring costs of federal intervention in higher education.

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