Duke University

Looking Back at the Duke Lacrosse Case after Ten Years

Feb 22, 2016 by George Leef |

A professor reflects on the decade-old Duke case and the lack of change at the university.

‘Challenging’ Students Is Not Achieved with Sexual Pictures

Sep 01, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne argues that college common readings need to challenge students intellectually - and that graphic novels don't do that.

The Muslim Call to Prayer at Duke

Jan 28, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood evaluates Duke University's short-lived and ill-considered decision to broadcast the Muslim adhan every Friday on campus.

How Higher Ed Fails Students, Especially Leftist Ones

Aug 06, 2014 by George Leef |

At many institutions, professors shortchange students by affirming their existing beliefs, rather than challenging them on the path of "collision with error."

The Future of the Humanities

Mar 13, 2013 by George Leef |

The humanities, once the core of higher education, have fallen on hard times.

Courses on Inequality—They Could be Taught Objectively, but Most Aren’t

May 23, 2012 by George Leef |

Most college courses in inequality are overwhelmingly taught from a leftist perspective but they shouldn't be.

A Famous University Where the Faculty is Split Between Adults and Spoiled Children

Feb 01, 2012 by George Leef |

Economic professor William Anderson is writing about Duke, but his observation applies to most universities — some professors take scholarly work seriously and…

Sexual Harassment Industry Rides Rough at Yale

Jan 30, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts, KC Johnson |

New guidelines from the US Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights stack an already slanted deck even more heavily against the accused.

You Don’t Have to Write That Check!

Dec 14, 2011 by George Leef |

Duke University has recently received some large gifts, but in today's Pope Center Clarion Call, alum Al Oettinger explains why he has stopped giving the school money.

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.

The Continuing Rot at Duke University

Dec 18, 2009 by Michael Krauss |

Herewith a link to the most recent posting by the excellent legal journalist Stuart Taylor.  In a book co-authored with K.C. Johnson, Taylor had chronicled in detail the enormous travesty of justice at Duke when a black stripper…

Discriminate? Us? How Quickly Duke Forgets

Oct 09, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Mark Bauerlein has an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education today in which he shows how illegitimate the academic left's denials  of "liberal-bias-in-higher-education" can be. Bauerlein contrasts…

Reason? Reason? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Reason! Scholarship Today

May 18, 2009 by |

The university now produces graduates who believe reason is "only a mask of power."

The Happy Classroom: Grade Inflation Works

Apr 16, 2009 by Thomas C. Reeves |

Why college students get too many A's.

Stick to the Facts: Why Duke was Ready to Believe the Lacrosse Hoax

Jan 07, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Video: KC Johnson on the context behind the scandal