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Not a Coincidence

Jan 04, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

A veteran of many faculty searches thinks it's more than plausible -- having experienced first-hand the heavy breathing of administrators determined to "diversify" the faculty -- that minority hires have been given a lower…

The Box

Jan 04, 2011 by David Clemens |

Excited to receive the shipment from Dan Wyman Books, I ripped open the box only to feel revulsion.  Inside were old books related to the Holocaust and those who would deny its existence.

The Father of Global Warming Skepticism: An Interview with S Fred Singer

Jan 03, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

The atmospheric physicist and leading scientific skeptic of anthropocentric global warming speaks out about his role in the climate change debate.

Ask a Scholar: Time for Business School?

Dec 30, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Jason Fertig argues that the MBA is not the golden ticket it once was.

Is Academic Freedom a License to Indoctrinate?

Dec 30, 2010 by Peter Wood |

The more license faculty members take to act like political agents in the classroom, the more society will treat them as just that.

A Playground of Words and Ideas

Dec 29, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood looks at Google’s new database of digitized books and shares some lessons on diversity.

“Popular Culture and the Academy” AQ Issue in Print

Dec 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The winter issue of Academic Questions looks at the ways pop culture affects higher education today.

‘Potentially Evangelical’

Dec 28, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood draws attention to a lawsuit brought against the University of Kentucky by an astronomer who claims he was denied appointment because of religious bias.

“How to Win a Beauty Pageant” - No Comment

Dec 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

New history course at Oberlin College.

Collegiate Press Roundup 12-21-10

Dec 21, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists write about Wikileaks, ethical dilemmas, bilious feminists and campus hate crimes.

More Fuzzy Math: Alumni Satisfaction

Dec 20, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Is college worth it just because recent grads say it is?

Sadly, Few Econ Students Ever Read Material Like This

Dec 17, 2010 by George Leef |

An excellent essay by Professor Christopher Westley of Jacksonville State University makes the case against the politicization of money and credit.

If You Criticize Higher Education, Does That Mean You’re McCarthyite?

Dec 14, 2010 by George Leef, KC Johnson |

In this excellent Minding the Campus essay, history professor KC Johnson tears apart the scurrilous effort of another historian, Ellen Schrecker, to paint those who call for serious reform in higher education as near-McCarthyites. 

Racism at Wesleyan?

Dec 14, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the affirmative action bake sale controversy at Wesleyan University and calls for a more circumspect use of the label "racist."

Multiculturalism is Over

Dec 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS member Roger Scruton asserts that the hypocrisies of multiculturalism have finally led to its decline.

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