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A Commencement Address Worth Hearing

Aug 27, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

If you're like me, you probably find the run of commencement addresses tedious, politically tendentious and aesthetically bereft. Well, I've finally found one that's worth listening to. It was given last spring at Harvard,…

Readers Answer “Why Did You Choose Your College?”

Aug 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week we started a new "Question of the Week" series. Our first question was Why did you choose the college you attended/attend? Readers answered via email, Twitter, and website comments: John D. Beatty: I chose American Military…

Common Reading Controversy at Brooklyn College

Aug 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Is Brooklyn College using freshman reading for ideological goals?

Question of the Week: How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?

Aug 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

To answer, leave a comment on this article, email us, or respond via Facebook or Twitter (no more than 140 characters).

Collegiate Press Roundup 8-26-10

Aug 26, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists have a look at the Ground Zero mosque controversy, reducing your carbon footprint and the pitfalls of "sexting."

Atlas Black Shrugs

Aug 26, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

The first comic book textbook combines management jargon and theories and packages them into a story about a slacker student's attempt to become an entrepreneur.

Higher Education? - A Devastating Critique of American Higher Ed

Aug 25, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review Higher Education? by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus. The book has been getting a great deal of attention -- and deserves it. To put the authors' case in a nutshell,…

A Regulatory Assault on For-Profit Higher Education

Aug 25, 2010 by Richard J. Bishirjian |

How the attacks on for-profit higher ed are squashing needed competition.

You Lose Weight, I’ll Donate

Aug 24, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that an anonymous, 117-pound, 87-year-old donor has struck a deal with Stevens College. She'll donate $1 million to her alma mater if the college's 200 employees lose 250…

New Excellent Programs: Tocqueville Program and Center for Statesmanship

Aug 24, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out our list of excellent programs as we add new ones at Indiana and Richmond.

Another Federal Judge Upholds Thought Reform

Aug 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

This summer has been a pretty rough ride for students and faculty whose religious convictions run counter to campus PC trends concerning homosexuality. We've recently seen the summary dismissal (and subsequent reinstatement)…

Ringing Defense of College Courses on the Value of Entrepreneurship

Aug 23, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Michael Strong gives a ringing defense of programs such as those funded by BB&T that are designed to teach students about capitalism and particularly the value of entrepreneurship. Students…

The Glut of Academic Publishing: A Call for a New Culture

Aug 23, 2010 by Bill McKelvey , Mohamed Gad-el-Hak , Stanley W. Trimble , Wayne W. Grody |

This article appeared in the fall 2010 issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 3). A short version of this paper appeared under the title “We Must Stop the Avalanche of Low-Quality Research” in the June…

Threats to Academic Freedom from Right and Left

Aug 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Bob Samuels reviews AAUP president Cary Nelson's book No University is an Island:

Not only did I discover this year that some administrators were receiving all of my emails, but, a couple of years…

Professor Paquette Responds

Aug 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

In April, Hamilton College American history professor Robert Paquette published an NAS article describing how the campus left insulates itself and bullies dissenters. As evidence, he cited the case of his…

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