October 2, 2008

The Cave

Peter Wood

It's October - time to pay attention to recent and upcoming trends in higher education, like the student loan crisis, the rise of distance learning, the therapeutic campus, and sustainability.

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October 2, 2008

Debates on Campus

Ashley Thorne

Part of NAS's mission is to "sustain the tradition of civil debate in America

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September 30, 2008

Facebook and the Future of the University

Tom Wood

Will social networking sites like Facebook remove the extracurricular responsibility of the university?

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September 30, 2008

NO BIG DEAL...but many small ones

Peter Wood

How campaigning-for-credit undermines academic value

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September 29, 2008

Losing Altitude: Leftist Ideologies on the Decline

Peter Wood

People are less and less interested in topics like Marxism and deconstruction, but which new ideological trends are replacing the old?

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September 29, 2008

Unbuttoned in Illinois

Peter Wood

The University of Illinois has issued a strange notice concerning its employees' buttons and bumper stickers.

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September 26, 2008

What Does a Chief Diversity Officer Actually Do?

Peter Wood

Comments on Williams and Wade-Golden's prescriptions for the role of the "diversity messiah"

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September 25, 2008

The Effects of Proposition 209 on California: Higher Education, Public Employment, and Contracting

Charles Geshekter

This is an article from the "Future of Race Preferences" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 21, no. 3). It is an address that was originally presented at

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September 25, 2008

America's Financial Crisis and Higher Education

Peter Wood

Student loans going the way of home mortgages could have serious consequences for the university. A call to academe to pay attention to what's going on in American finance.

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September 24, 2008

Crying Out Loud

Glenn Ricketts

Scholarships for cheerleaders but none for history readers

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