Jul 12, 2010 by David Clemens |
Most good teachers had a model. Robert Pinsky had Francis Ferguson; Mark Edmundson had Frank Lears. I was lucky; I had two. My Freshman Comp. teacher was Dr. Idelle Sullens, a Stanford-trained medievalist specializing in 14th…
Jul 12, 2010 by George Leef |
Princeton's Russ Nieli has an illuminating essay on Minding the Campus entitled "How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others." It absolutely knocks the stuffing out of the contention we hear so often from…
Jul 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |
An unsuccessful faculty candidate for a position at the University of Iowa College of Law believes she was denied the appointment because of her politics.
Jul 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
George, thanks for sharing the Pope Center piece on student evaluations. I thought this paragraph was especially poignant:
Today’s student-survey approach may tell us how students viewed the course, but the…
Jul 09, 2010 by George Leef |
In today's Pope Center piece, Professor Robert Weissberg argues that they're more likely to do the opposite. They tend to promote mediocrity and encourage at least some profs to pander to the students in order to get nice…
Jul 09, 2010 by Peter Wood |
On the 45th anniversary of affirmative action, a law school association is working against colorblindness.
Jul 09, 2010 by Jason Fertig |
Are we failing to hand down our cultural legacy to the next generation?
Jul 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
Jennifer Gratz, plaintiff in Gratz v. Bollinger in 2003, testified in court last week against AB 2047, a new bill that if passed, will overturn Proposition 209 and allow racial preferences in California university admissions.…
Jul 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
A 4th edition of the NAS 'sustainapedia' of the key names, terms, books, colleges, and organizations in the campus sustainability movement.
Jul 07, 2010 by George Leef |
That's what most people say, but the truth of the matter is that quite a few highly successful individuals never earned college degrees. Some of them have created great companies that ironically demand college degrees for jobs…
Jul 07, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |
Student editors take a look this week at the complexities of friendship, the ominous implications of a recent Supreme Court decision, and the Obama administration
Jul 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
Having lost its accreditation, Dana College, a small Lutheran college in Nebraska founded in 1884 by Danish pioneers, announced this week that it will close.
Jul 06, 2010 by David Clemens |
Education needs a manifesto for a new humanism; sadly, Martha Nussbaum’s new book is not that manifesto. I had high hopes for Not for Profit but Dr. Nussbaum’s argument quickly becomes a tangle of faulty logic…
Jul 06, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |
Anyone who's followed Ashley Thorne's posts describing the recently discontinued La Raza/Chicano "studies" program in the Tucson public school sytem may well have experienced a sense of the surreal: how on earth did this…
Jul 06, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |
One of the most depressing articles I’ve ever read in my entire life describes the problem American students face when pondering a career in science. For years, the conventional wisdom was that our education system was…