Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania
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An Open Letter to Penn State Employees

Jul 30, 2013 by Matthew Woessner |

Professor Matthew Woessner of Penn State calls for civil resistance to the university's new health-care requirements.

Environmentalist Doomsayer Paul Ehrlich Attacks NAS President

Sep 18, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Paul R. Ehrlich, whose predictions about resource scarcity have been proven wrong, protests the Chronicle of Higher Education's publication of an article by Peter Wood.

Undergrad Press Coverage on Gun Control, Election-Year Politics and Penn State Sanctions

Jul 27, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student press commentary on gun control, the Penn State scandal and election-year issues.

A Culture of Evasion

Jul 23, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Campus sexual-harassment codes grow ever more draconian even as what passes for acceptable behavior behind the scenes grows worse and worse.

Student Press Corps Commentary on Penn State Scandal

Jul 20, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The release of the Freeh Report generates wide collegiate press analysis and commentary.

Richard Vedder on PSU Report and University Governance

Jul 17, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

NAS Board member Richard Vedder suggests some necessary reforms in university governance in light of the Penn State scandal.

Video: Ben Novak on Trusteeship and Shared Governance

Sep 13, 2011 by Andy Nash |

Former PSU trustee Dr. Ben Novak joins Andy Nash for an insightful look at the historical and current role of trustees in higher education.

Video: Christian Brady on Penn State’s Honors College and New Media

Apr 11, 2011 by |

Christian Brady, dean of the honors college at Penn State, interviewed with Inside Academia this week on his leadership role, the difference between an honors college course and a regular course, and the usefulness of new media…

Is Academic Freedom a License to Indoctrinate?

Dec 30, 2010 by Peter Wood |

The more license faculty members take to act like political agents in the classroom, the more society will treat them as just that.

What Makes Academic Freedom Tick: A Reply to John K. Wilson

Dec 17, 2010 by Steve Balch |

Steve Balch replies to a critique of his recent article (with Ashley Thorne) on academic freedom and the controversy at Penn State.

Penn State and Academic Freedom

Dec 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Penn State is revising its statement on academic freedom to permit faculty members the right to bring one-sided opinions on controversial topics (unrelated to the course) to class. The radicalized AAUP thinks this is a good idea.…

Free to Indoctrinate: The AAUP Applauds Penn State’s Retreat from Academic…

Dec 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Steve Balch |

Penn State is revising its statement on academic freedom to permit faculty members the right to bring one-sided opinions on controversial topics to class. The radicalized AAUP thinks this is a good idea. We don't.

Politics of Scarcity at Penn State…No Comment

Jan 22, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

"The class does not claim to present an evenly balanced assessment."

The Best Careers Through Online Education

Dec 30, 2009 by Adam Kissel, Ashley Thorne |

By Adrienne Carlson It may come as a surprise to you, especially if you’ve always believed that online education is inferior to the traditional kind – there are certain careers where an online degree is your best chance…

Penn State Seeks “A Rapid Shift in Mindset” Toward Sustainability

Dec 15, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Should sustainability be a "defining feature" of higher education? I examine the sustaina-zeal at Penn State U in a recent NAS.org article. It sounds as if sustainabullies are ready to invade every aspect of the university.…

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