February 25, 2009

Green Fatigue

Ashley Thorne

In the real world, environmental alarmism is on the downturn. In the universities, it's just gaining momentum.

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February 25, 2009

More on "Bias Isn't Bias If It's Ours"

Continuing discussion prompted by an NAS article on social justice and education.

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February 25, 2009

Zombies Ahead!

Peter Wood

Creeping public controversy about the role of zombies in our society prompts us to consider their place in higher education.

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February 24, 2009

Panel 4: Are the Dorms Being Politicized?

Video: The final panel at the January 2009 national NAS conference was based on our initiative, "How Many Delawares?" The panel was moderated by Velma Montoya and included speakers Adam Kissel, John......

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February 24, 2009

Sexual Harassment Training and Collective Guilt

Glenn Ricketts

New AAUP General Secretary urges faculty to confront the "bad behavior of peers."

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February 24, 2009

"Gender Identity" Restrooms at U Arizona

Catherine Pavlich

It doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman; campus restrooms at UA are categorized by self-image and behavior.

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February 23, 2009

Berkeley in the Sixties

Tom Wood

With its excitement and passion in intellectual life, perhaps it was the Golden Age of the American university.

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February 23, 2009

Mathematical Deceptions

Peter Wood

A University of Illinois-Chicago professor of math education reminisces about his efforts to radicalize eighth-grade math students.

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February 19, 2009

Panel 3: The Military and Academe

Video: At our 2009 national conference we held a panel to discuss the relationship between the military and higher education. General Josiah Bunting chaired the panel, which included speakers Edward......

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February 19, 2009

More Researchers Try to Measure Diversity's Effects

Ashley Thorne

They find that grouping students by race deepens a sense of victimization.

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