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College for the Credential, Work for the Education

Dec 28, 2010 by George Leef |

David Bass decided on getting his college degree entirely through online courses. His college classes, just as he had thought, did little to advance his capabilities in comparison with all the on-the-job training.

Austrian School Economists and the Housing Bubble

Dec 28, 2010 by George Leef |

Quite a few Austrian economists predicted the housing bubble, based on their method of analyzing changes in incentives and their logical consequences.

‘Potentially Evangelical’

Dec 28, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood draws attention to a lawsuit brought against the University of Kentucky by an astronomer who claims he was denied appointment because of religious bias.

Debating the Academic Bill of Rights

Dec 28, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Does the Academic Bill of Rights amount to affirmative action for conservative faculty or is it an appeal to colleges and universities to end discrimination on the basis of political views?

“How to Win a Beauty Pageant” - No Comment

Dec 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

New history course at Oberlin College.

FIRE Serves Notice on Speech Codes

Dec 22, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

FIRE sends a letter to over 300 university presidents and their legal advisers, who have long stonewalled criticism of unconstitutional speech codes.

Academic Freedom?  We’re All Conservatives

Dec 22, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Stanley Fish seems to be seeking the middle ground on revisions to Penn State's policy authorized by the faculty Senate, and now awaiting approval by PSU's president. Particularly unfortunate was the removal of a provision…

Re: Value of the College Degree

Dec 21, 2010 by George Leef |

A figure of 85 percent agreeing that their education adequately prepared them for their job certainly doesn't mean much.

Collegiate Press Roundup 12-21-10

Dec 21, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists write about Wikileaks, ethical dilemmas, bilious feminists and campus hate crimes.

Student Riots in Britain

Dec 21, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the student protests over tuition hikes in Britain and the emergence of a 15-year-old as the YouTube star of the protest movement.

The Value of the College Degree

Dec 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Jason Fertig |

Is college worth it just because recent grads say it is? There's more to it than the study shows, writes Jason Fertig at NAS.org.

The Diversity Camel Gets Its Nose Under the Engineering Tent

Dec 20, 2010 by George Leef |

An engineering professor writes about the incursion of political correctness into the field of engineering.

More Fuzzy Math: Alumni Satisfaction

Dec 20, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Is college worth it just because recent grads say it is?

Reforming Our Universities

Dec 20, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A review of David Horowitz's new book Reforming Our Universities: The Campaign for an Academic Bill of Rights.

Sadly, Few Econ Students Ever Read Material Like This

Dec 17, 2010 by George Leef |

An excellent essay by Professor Christopher Westley of Jacksonville State University makes the case against the politicization of money and credit.

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