April 26, 2009

Virginia Tech, Round 2:Staging Diversity

Peter Wood

Two weeks after Virginia Tech announced it was dropping its diversity litmus test for faculty members, an ambitious dean plots to bring it back.

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April 24, 2009

How Not to Learn from History

Carol Iannone

A look at how the case of Alger Hiss illustrates the Left

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April 24, 2009

Noose Professor Cites NAS in Lawsuit

Ashley Thorne

Madonna Constantine, the formerly tenured professor who was fired last year for plagiarism, is now filing a lawsuit against Columbia Teachers College. Her claim mentions an NAS article, "The Copyist a......

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April 23, 2009

New Fear at the New School

Ashley Thorne

A letter from President Bob Kerrey to the New School community evades the real problems behind the student protests.

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April 22, 2009

Green Goblins

Ashley Thorne

Kids fear a looming eco-apocalypse and learn in school, "every day is Earth Day."

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April 21, 2009

Hucksters and Con Men: The NYT Goes to School

Peter Wood

Education Life publishes epiphanies and sales pitches.

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April 21, 2009

A College Board Does Its Job

Steve Balch

DuPage adopts a policy statement based on the Academic Bill of Rights.

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April 20, 2009

Affirmative Spoils

Peter Wood

Is affirmative action today mainly about equal opportunity, equal results, or neither?

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April 17, 2009

Friday Fromage

Ashley Thorne

Jesus at Georgetown, recession ed, higher ed's mortality, more student protests, and backsliding.

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Ask a Scholar: What is the True Definition of Latino?

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Ask a Scholar: What Does YHWH Elohim Mean?

A reader asks, "If Elohim refers to multiple 'gods,' then Yhwh Elohim really means Lord of Gods...the one of many, right?" A Hebrew expert answers....