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Newsflash: MSN Cites “Weird” College Courses

Sep 13, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

This just in from the MSN homepage, where there's a piece advising parents of prospective college students to check out what their hefty tuition buys them these days. The "weird" offerings include courses on dancing in laundromats…

What Has Become of Freshman Comp?

Sep 13, 2010 by George Leef |

That is the question Professor Robert V. Young of North Carolina State answers in this Pope Center piece we released last week. Back when he taught the course in the 1970s, it was like boot camp for college students who needed to…

The Bubble: Higher Education’s Precarious Hold on Consumer Confidence

Sep 13, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Once enough people realize they are paying too much for too little, they'll go elsewhere, and the giant college industry will collapse. The tipping point is coming, and the status quo is getting harder to defend.

Reading Between the Lines

Sep 10, 2010 by David Clemens |

Discussing Claude Shannon’s communication theories, my student Hali asked about reading comprehension, and I thought of Bernard Knox (who died July 22).  His New York Times obituary by Wolfgang Saxon reads, in part,

“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.

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