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Sadly, Few Econ Students Ever Read Material Like This

Dec 17, 2010 by George Leef |

An excellent essay by Professor Christopher Westley of Jacksonville State University makes the case against the politicization of money and credit.

Murray Sperber on Craig Brandon’s The Five Year Party

Dec 17, 2010 by George Leef |

Professor Murray Sperber writes about Craig Brandon's The Five Year Party

Undoing College

Dec 17, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

For students graduating this December, their real education is about to begin.

What Makes Academic Freedom Tick: A Reply to John K. Wilson

Dec 17, 2010 by Steve Balch |

Steve Balch replies to a critique of his recent article (with Ashley Thorne) on academic freedom and the controversy at Penn State.

A Radical Proposal for Re-Structuring Higher Ed

Dec 16, 2010 by robkoons |

Pajamas Media has posted an article by "Publius Audax" proposing nineteen radical reforms. which force on us the question: is there any other way to restore teaching as the fundamental mission of the academy?

Astronomer Suspected of Creationism Turned Down for UK Post

Dec 16, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Today in the Chronicle of Higher Education Innovations blog, Peter Wood writes about Martin Gaskell, who contends that the University of Kentucky discriminated against him and did not appoint him as the director of its…

College Sustainability Programs May Soon Die Out

Dec 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

So writes Charlotte Allen in Minding the Campus. 

Professor Richard Ebeling on the Austrian Economic Tradition

Dec 15, 2010 by George Leef |

Here is an enlightening interview done by an Argentine economist with Professor Richard Ebeling about the Austrian approach:  Mises, Hayek, and others.

Duke’s President Versus the University’s Reputation

Dec 15, 2010 by George Leef |

President Richard Brodhead pleaded with students not to give Duke the reputation as a sex-crazed campus. Perhaps it would do more if the university stopped bringing in a parade of salacious shows and speakers.

Penn State and Academic Freedom

Dec 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Penn State is revising its statement on academic freedom to permit faculty members the right to bring one-sided opinions on controversial topics (unrelated to the course) to class. The radicalized AAUP thinks this is a good idea.…

If You Criticize Higher Education, Does That Mean You’re McCarthyite?

Dec 14, 2010 by George Leef, KC Johnson |

In this excellent Minding the Campus essay, history professor KC Johnson tears apart the scurrilous effort of another historian, Ellen Schrecker, to paint those who call for serious reform in higher education as near-McCarthyites. 

Free to Indoctrinate: The AAUP Applauds Penn State’s Retreat from Academic…

Dec 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Steve Balch |

Penn State is revising its statement on academic freedom to permit faculty members the right to bring one-sided opinions on controversial topics to class. The radicalized AAUP thinks this is a good idea. We don't.

Racism at Wesleyan?

Dec 14, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the affirmative action bake sale controversy at Wesleyan University and calls for a more circumspect use of the label "racist."

“Mindless” Pursuit of College Degrees Comes at a High Cost

Dec 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Richard Vedder |

Approximately 60 percent of the increase in the number of college graduates from 1992 to 2008 worked in jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics considers relatively low skilled.

Are Organic and Green Products a Scam?

Dec 13, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

More and more scientific research is showing that organic and green products don't live up to expectations--or even to the label, for that matter.

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