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Collegiate Press Roundup 9-16-10

Sep 16, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

This week, student op-ed writers look at campus hand gun policies, sex at school and bad language at football games.

Higher Education’s Obesity Problem: Administrative Bloat

Sep 15, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, I write about the recent study released by the Goldwater Institute on administrative bloat in higher education. Almost everyone laments the increasing cost of going to college, but they…

A Not-So-Bold Plan

Sep 15, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

A new book by Mark Taylor, Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities, recycles some familiar ideas.

Spending Too Much on Too Little: Peter Wood Assesses the Bubble

Sep 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Higher education could be the next bubble to burst, many commentators have observed. It has all the symptoms of the housing bubble, and once enough people realize they are paying too much for too little, they'll go elsewhere,…

Fixing America One Treadmill at a Time

Sep 14, 2010 by Peter Wood |

These liberal arts professors have some strange ideas on how to change the world.

Newsflash: MSN Cites “Weird” College Courses

Sep 13, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

This just in from the MSN homepage, where there's a piece advising parents of prospective college students to check out what their hefty tuition buys them these days. The "weird" offerings include courses on dancing in laundromats…

What Has Become of Freshman Comp?

Sep 13, 2010 by George Leef |

That is the question Professor Robert V. Young of North Carolina State answers in this Pope Center piece we released last week. Back when he taught the course in the 1970s, it was like boot camp for college students who needed to…

The Bubble: Higher Education’s Precarious Hold on Consumer Confidence

Sep 13, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Once enough people realize they are paying too much for too little, they'll go elsewhere, and the giant college industry will collapse. The tipping point is coming, and the status quo is getting harder to defend.

Reading Between the Lines

Sep 10, 2010 by David Clemens |

Discussing Claude Shannon’s communication theories, my student Hali asked about reading comprehension, and I thought of Bernard Knox (who died July 22).  His New York Times obituary by Wolfgang Saxon reads, in part,

“I Regret Taking Gender Studies Courses”...No Comment

Sep 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

An NYU gender studies grad wishes she'd taken politics, history, and literature courses, and learned "more about the world in general, rather than one tiny little sliver of the world." She now realizes, "There

Collegiate Press Roundup, 9-9-10

Sep 09, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists size up medical marijuana, overrated college ratings and President Obama's leadership style.

Keep Academic Freedom in Academia - Or Forfeit Freedom of Speech

Sep 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

One of the dangers of bringing academic freedom under judicial authority is that doing so threatens First Amendment rights on campus, writes Steve Balch in a thoughtful new article. The recent efforts by Augusta State U and Eastern…

Sustainability News: September 2010

Sep 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Is sustainability just a fad? Or has it become ingrained in our culture? Take a look at these 14 recent articles on sustainability in higher education and judge for yourself.

A Course on Zombie Literature

Sep 07, 2010 by George Leef |

No, this isn't from The Onion -- a college course on zombie literature.

The IPCC, Brought Low

Sep 07, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

The distinguished InterAcademy Council, an independent society of  top scientists, recently conducted an extensive review of the practices of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which the former found…

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