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Explore the debate and science of Dorms/Residence Life.

February 16, 2016

Taking Back Student Government

Chance Layton

In a Huffington Post article, Professor Andrew Pessin explains how students can take back their government from divisive activists. 

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March 31, 2009

Slouching Toward the Therapeutic University: Part 2

Tom Wood

How the "students as customers" attitude and the self-esteem movement undermine good education.

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March 20, 2009

Friday Frogs Legs

Ashley Thorne

DiversityInc ratings, Residence life video, Affirmative action in California, Students "feel empty" and look to Great Books, Peter Wood in Inside Higher Ed, Is the internet stupefying students?, Letter to Obama: lose "achievement" and "rigor," Best...

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February 26, 2009

Never Mind Tocqueville, Let's List Slurs

Bill Rivers

A participant in the University of Delaware's now infamous indoctrination program recollects some not-so-fond memories.

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January 14, 2009

How the Dorms Are Politicized: The Case of the University of Delaware

Adam Kissel

This paper was presented by Adam Kissel at a panel at the National Association of Scholars general conference in Washington, DC, on January 11, 2009. Kissel is the director of the Individual Rights Defense Program at the Foundation for Individual Rig...

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August 21, 2008

The Communitarian ResLife Movement: Part 3

Tom Wood

What can a mission statement tell us about a college's susceptibility to communitarian ideals? Thomas Wood compares the mission statements of Harvard, Berkeley, and U of Delaware.

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August 18, 2008

The Communitarian ResLife Movement: Part 2

Tom Wood

Thomas Wood explains how the three circles of sustainability overlap to produce a new pedagogy in residence halls.

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