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Inconsistent—Nay, Contradictory—Kagan

Aug 10, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

On the one hand, she militantly opposes the U.S.'s ban on homosexuality. On the other, with like fervor she embraces Islamic Shariah law that mandates death for homosexuality.

Fayetteville State Goes for Greater Transparency

Aug 09, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Jane Shaw writes about a favorable development at one of the UNC-system schools, Fayetteville State, which has adopted a policy of requiring professors to post their syllabi online. That's…

How Colleges Have Given Up on Educating Your Child…No Comment

Aug 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A new book is a useful "roadmap for parents on how to steer clear of the worst of [college campuses]."

Tea Parties and Political Parties: Some Questions

Aug 09, 2010 by Christina Jeffrey |

Christina Jeffrey argues that neither of the main political parties foster the serious study of the Constitution and the American Founding, and that the “Tea Party” movement offers a constructive alternative.

My Critique of “Help Wanted” Part II

Aug 06, 2010 by George Leef |

Today's Pope Center piece is the second part of my critique of the recent paper from the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce. It focuses on the prevalent notion that much of the labor force in the future will…

Dubious Standards Coming to American High Schools

Aug 06, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Sandra Stotsky has some doubts about the plans of two well-funded advocacy organizations to develop new high school exams and exam-based preparation.

40 More Awkward Questions

Aug 06, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Jason Fertig, Peter Wood |

Looking for awkward moments at freshman orientation this fall? Pick an identity: “The 60s Rabble Rouser,” “The Tolerance Enforcer,” “The Eco-Enthusiast,” “The Party-Don’t-Start-Till-I-Walk-In…

10 Commandments for Professors and Staff…No Comment

Aug 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

"Hippocratic oaths" for higher education include "I will dare to know," "I will be open-minded," and "I will be transparent."

Have a Question Wikipedia Can’t Answer?

Aug 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Then ask a scholar! “Ask a Scholar” matches readers’ questions to scholars who have the answers.  Submit questions by email or via Intellectual Takeout's Ask the Professor feature.…

Another Higher Ed Establishment Paper Fails to Make Its Case

Aug 04, 2010 by George Leef |

The paper in question is the latest from the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce and the case, naturally, is that America needs to get lots more people through college or else the economy will suffer from a shortage…

Esposito Gets ‘Zero’ for See-No-Evil Defense of Ground Zero Mosque

Aug 04, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Stephen Schwartz demolishes the claim by Georgetown Professor John L. Esposito that criticism of the mosque project amounts to "Islam-bashing charges leveled with no concrete evidence by pundits and politicians." Esposito,…

Tenure and the Cost of Professors: The Production Perspective

Aug 04, 2010 by Bruce Heiden |

The death of tenure would mean the supply of high quality faculty members would shrink, argues Bruce Heiden.

Ask a Scholar: What Caused the Oil Spill?

Aug 03, 2010 by Indrek Wichman |

A reader asks, "What caused the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?" An expert in mechanical engineering answers.

Sustainability News 8-3-10

Aug 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

This edition of sustainability-in-higher-ed news includes the University of Toledo’s new curricular residence life programs in sustainability; UNC’s workshop to help participants explore oppression and injustice; the…

Freshman Comp Ain’t What She Used to Be

Aug 02, 2010 by George Leef |

We hear a lot of chatter about how it's so vital that we get more young Americans through college because college teaches them the "higher skills" that the globalized "knowledge economy" demands. I think that's baloney.…

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