February 10, 2024

MTC: Igniting an Appreciation for Abraham Lincoln in Children

Jonathan White

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by RealClear Wire on February 1, 2024 and is crossposted here with permission. Historians and the general public regularly rank Abraham Linc......

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January 24, 2024

MTC: How Civics Can Counter Antisemitism on Campus

Pete Peterson & Jack Miller

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by RealClearWire on January 22, 2024 and is crossposted here with permission. The shocking scenes of college students, faculty, and staff de......

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January 24, 2024

MTC: The Decline in American Universities, 2011-2024

Richard Vedder

Like ancient Rome, American universities have not fallen or declined in a day—or even a year. But as good of a date as any to measure the beginning of the decline is 2011. Enrollments started falling......

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November 13, 2023

MTC: The Collegiate War on Men

Richard Vedder

For two centuries after the founding of Harvard College in 1636, there was grotesque gender discrimination in American colleges and universities: there were no female students. Even in 1950, there wer......

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November 9, 2023

MTC: Weird Is What We Need

Jared Gould

Is there hope for higher education? If so, it will be found at the University of Austin (UATX). In an email shared with Minding the Campus yesterday, Pano Kanelos, formerly dean of Christ College,......

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October 19, 2023

Academic Questions: Literary Friendship, Dinosaurs, and Retrieving Our Literary Legacy

Donald T. Williams

Donald T. Williams absorbs the work of literary greats so thoroughly that it is appropriate to consider these authors “friends.”

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October 18, 2023

Academic Questions: Wynton Marsalis: What We Need Now

Daniel Asia

Composer and Professor of Composition Daniel Asia traces the rise of Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis

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August 30, 2023

MTC: Thucydides as Artist and Individual

Eric-Clifford Graf

(For don Pedro Schwartz, a great economist and a true gentleman) For sociological, political, and economic reasons—family breakdown, information overload, technological innovation, chemical and behav......

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August 16, 2023

MTC: American Goddesses

Eric-Clifford Graf

“Stopping first at Ephesus he made sacrifice to Artemis …” —Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War (fifth century BC) “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” —Eagles, “Hotel Cali......

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