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Aikido-Style Grading

Jul 28, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Some students just want to pass; others want to learn. One professor's study of martial arts inspired a method for dealing with this motivational disparity.

Another Comment on the Flap Over Grants to Teach Rand

Jul 27, 2010 by George Leef |

Philosophy professor James Otteson weighs in with some thoughtful comments here.

FIRE Scores Again for Academic Freedom

Jul 27, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Our friends at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education continue their stellar work defending the academic freedom and First Amendment rights of college faculty members - especially untenured adjuncts - who collide with…

Reaching for the STARS

Jul 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Sustainability assessment on campus says a lot about the larger movement's need to count points.

Hamilton College to Prof. Paquette: Shut Up

Jul 27, 2010 by Peter Wood |

An academic official seeks to censor a Hamilton professor's NAS article "Dictatorships and Double Standards."

Is Muslim, Pro-Hamas/Hezbollah Speaker Indoctrinating NYC High-Schoolers?

Jul 26, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

You decide.

“Campus Culture” AQ Issue in Print

Jul 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The summer issue of Academic Questions takes the pulse of campus culture and considers how the attitudes formed in college affect broader American culture.

Islands of Words

Jul 23, 2010 by David Clemens |

Back when Bravo provided high culture, I was entranced by a South Bank Show episode on a Caribbean poet named Derek Walcott.  When I saw Walcott would read at Stanford, I raced to hear him in person, only to be appalled by…

Keep John Galt Off Campus

Jul 23, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, my colleague Jay Schalin writes about the flap over the fact that some colleges have accepted funds from BB&T Foundation with the proviso that the money be used to support courses in which…

Let’s Give Diversity the Gate

Jul 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

I could be wrong, but in the wake of all the mudwrestling that's followed the NAACP's recent branding of Tea Partiers as racists, I think that the ideological fulcrum of the "diversity" debate has significantly shifted…

Video: Eugene Genovese Honors NAS

Jul 23, 2010 by NAS |

NAS has "defended beleaguered professors and students who otherwise would not have had a chance," says Genovese.

The Scandal Goes On

Jul 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Students continue to be punished for their beliefs in schools of social work and counseling.

A Ticking Time Bomb in Higher Education: Call Jack Bauer or Go Back to Sleep?

Jul 23, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Is the higher ed status quo sustainable? What factors could trigger a bubble burst?

Map: Proportion of American Adults with College Degrees

Jul 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Achieving President Obama's goal of becoming the world's most-educated nation will require approximately doubling the size of higher education. Is that a good thing?

Striving for Socio-Economic Diversity

Jul 22, 2010 by George Leef |

In this Chronicle post, Richard Kahlenberg responds to some criticism (which he labels as "right" and "left") of his signature issue, namely promoting socio-economic diversity as another criterion in college admissions. I don't…

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