March 9, 2024

A Portrait of Claireve Grandjouan

Helaine L. Smith

Claireve Grandjouan, when I knew her, was Head of the Classics Department at Hunter College, and that year gave a three-hour Friday evening class in Egyptian archaeology.

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March 9, 2024

A Two-Part Tale: Life at Rutgers College

Paul J. Sundermier

In 1964 we were not yet into the “60’s” as people remember that decade; it was much more like the 50s. At Rutgers back then, life was much as it must have been for several decad......

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March 5, 2024

The Risks of Internationalizing American Colleges

Kali Jerrard

Higher ed’s push to import students poses a substantial risk to national security and the future of academia.

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February 27, 2024

Academia’s Self-Eating Snake

Kali Jerrard

Ethnic studies and educational activism are consuming curricula and the classroom.

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February 26, 2024

DEI, Left to Die

Mason Goad

Is DEI still popular? If so, why have DEI-related scholarly works decreased since 2020?

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February 24, 2024

Roland Hoover and the Role of a Great Faculty Adviser

Joshua T. Katz

"The first disappointment I felt when I entered Yale as a freshman in August 1987 came when I learned who had been assigned as my faculty adviser. Within a minute of meeting Mr. Hoover, however, I......

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February 24, 2024

Tails from Campus: The Illegal Rat

Jane L. Johnson

"During my undergraduate years at an elite East Coast women's college from 1960-64, I sorely missed a furry companion to keep me company in my monastic single room. My father ... sug......

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February 24, 2024

My Favorite Undergraduate History Professor

John M. Brown

"By contemporary recommended educational procedures and commonly accepted best practices, Dr. Jensen did it “all wrong.” Yet he became, and remains, my all-time favorite college teache......

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February 21, 2024

Connecticut’s Social Studies Standards Fail Students, Report Finds

National Association of Scholars

The Civics Alliance has just released Disowned Yankees: How Connecticut's Social Studies Standards Shortchange Students. This report provides a detailed critique of the Connecticut Elementary and......

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February 20, 2024

“The Evil West and the Innocent Rest”

Kali Jerrard

Utah’s recent legislation aims to reverse the anti-Western sentiment in higher education.

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May 7, 2024

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Creating Students, Not Activists

The mobs desecrating the American flag, smashing windows, chanting genocidal slogans—this always was the end game of the advocates of the right to protest, action civics, student activ......

March 9, 2024

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A Portrait of Claireve Grandjouan

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April 20, 2024

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The Academic's Roadmap

By all means, pursue your noble dream of improving the condition of humanity through your research and teaching. Could I do it all again, I would, but I would do things very differently....

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May 15, 2015

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Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

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Subpoenas for All!

Ohio Northern University knaws its teeth with an appitite for vindictive lawfare....

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

What does it mean to be Latino? Are only Latin American people Latino, or does the term apply to anyone whose language derived from Latin?...