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Explore the debate and science of Student Activities.

April 1, 2016

The Character of Student Activism

Zachary R. Wood

Student activists would do well to consider the weaknesses that have hindered their moral crusade for social justice.

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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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April 25, 2012

Government Power Versus Freedom of Private Colleges

George Leef

Should student religious groups have to take all comers?

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April 13, 2012

Student Reporters Survey College Social Scene, Campus Issues

Glenn Ricketts

Undergraduate press writers provide copy on local trends, issues, and controversies.

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June 17, 2011

Should Mandatory "Civic Engagement" Be Part of the College Mission?

George Leef

In today's Pope Center piece, Tulane University sociology professor Carl Bankston argues that colleges should not mandate "civic engagement" of their students. Doing so is inconsistent with a li...

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May 16, 2011

Video: Ben Novak on the Impotency of Student Government

How university student governments went from taking responsibility for and pride in the "spirit of the university" to an attitude of entitlement and parasitism.

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November 17, 2010

Wesleyan's Affirmative Action Reaction

Ashley Thorne

Faculty and students at Wesleyan University lashed out in anger against a campus group for its demonstration on the injustice of racial preferences.

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April 30, 2010

My Thoughts on CLS v. Martinez

George Leef

Should campus groups be able to limit membership only to those who share a set of beliefs? Put it that way and the matter seems pretty innocuous. Ah, but if you state that in a pejorative way -- sho...

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November 10, 2009

Student Blogs: Speaking Truth to Pooh-bahs

Jonathan Bean

In a previous post, I noted how military bloggers are writing the "first pages of history." Likewise, student bloggers are offering a place to speak out against the abuses on their campuses: from of...

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September 25, 2009

Student Gov Officers Appointed by Race at UMass

Ashley Thorne

Alana Goodman, a student at the University of Massachusetts, has published an excellent article, "Institutionalized Racism in Student Government," in the Collegian, the schoool's student newspap...

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