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College Students Want to Ban “Uncomfortable” Ideas

Mar 08, 2016 by Chance Layton |

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, a study shows students prefer closed minds over intellectual virtues.

The Elephant and the Harvard Question

Oct 06, 2015 by David Randall |

Harvard students are willing to tolerate conservatives--but only on terms that cripple their own education.

Divesting from Free Speech

Sep 14, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson explains that divestment activists have silenced debate, but done little to aid the environment.

Harvard Crimson Quotes Peter Wood on Political Imbalance

May 05, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

A new study shows that in half of Harvard's colleges, all faculty political donations are to Democrats, and none are to Republicans.

Fueling Lawsuits

Nov 26, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Harvard students sue to divest from fossil fuels.

Have MOOCs Replaced the Classroom?

Jan 28, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Now, Massive Open Online Courses serve as a supplement to classroom learning, and it seems that colleges are more eager to produce them than to use them. But what happens when colleges embrace the MOOC?

Why People are Losing Trust in Higher Education

Jan 15, 2014 by George Leef |

Exhorbitant presidential salaries have promoted misuse of power and undermined the effectiveness of leadership, leading to distrust among students, faculty, and leaders, writes Harry R. Lewis.

The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

A Very Weak Argument For Discrimination

Oct 23, 2013 by George Leef |

Harvard Law professor Randall Kennedy's new book concluding in favor of continuing racial preferences fails to be persuasive.

Mansfield Cites Bowdoin Report

May 20, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Harvey Mansfield analyzes the implications of What Does Bowdoin Teach? in his article “The Higher Education Scandal.”

The Lack of Intellectual Diversity at Law Schools

Apr 19, 2013 by Michael Toscano |

The Harvard Federalist Society held an important conference on Intellectual Diversity and the Legal Academy.

Becoming Right—Another Load of Useless Academic Research

Mar 06, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Becoming Right.

Two Commencement Talks That Got Attention

Jun 20, 2012 by Jonathan Imber |

Jonathan Imber contrasts two prominent commencement addresses with a more obscure one.

Bell Epoque

Mar 20, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood evaluates the reactions to the release of a video evincing Barack Obama's friendship with Dr. Derrick Bell, and he considers whether it matters that the U.S. President was influenced by a scholar who championed critical…

Will Harvard Stop Trying to Impose Orthodoxies?

Jan 05, 2012 by Harvey Silverglate |

FIRE co-founder Harvey Silverglate applauds the Harvard student newspaper for defending free inquiry at the University, where the faculty is increasingly inclined to enact political orthodoxy.

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