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February 14, 2020

Rules for Reading

John A. Kasch

In seven quick rules, Dr. Kasch offers an outline for getting the most out of reading and doing so with an open mind. 

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August 28, 2018

Hillsdale's Common Reading Program

David Randall

 A common reading program deserving of replication.

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April 9, 2018

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Howard S. Schwartz

Howard Schwartz explores the psychological roots of accusations of racism.

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November 21, 2016

College Students Need Better Lessons Than 'All of Your Emotions Are Real'

Ashley Thorne

After the election, colleges turn to feelings, not civility, to guide discussions on winning and losing.

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January 5, 2015

The Cheap Moral Indignation of Bowdoin College

Michael Toscano

A highly ranked elite liberal arts college chastises students for dressing up as American Indians at Thanksgiving, while at the same time encouraging rampant immorality as part of campus cul...

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May 28, 2014

Triggers, Metaphoric and Real

Ashley Thorne

The killings in and around UCSB brought gruesome realism to the buzzword "trigger warnings."

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April 30, 2014

Why Do Most College Students Think the Same Thoughts?

Peter Wood

On many topics—racial preferences, sustainability, gay marriage, world citizenship, patriarchy, harassment, sexual freedom—there is room on campus for only one opinion.

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January 8, 2014

Public Virtue in a Republic: The Starting Point for a Common Core

George Seaver

George Seaver writes that we must practice a common teaching of public virtue if we are to sustain our republic.

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March 26, 2012

The Decline of Literate Thought

David Solway

Recalling an evening in Casablanca where he met students "in love with learning," David Solway considers the contrast between them and today's American college students who have little enthusias...

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February 17, 2012

Higher Education's Increasing Disdain for Virtue

Richard Vedder

The rankings scandal at Claremont McKenna College is just the latest example of colleges deceiving the public, writes Richard Vedder.

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