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Politicizing the Classroom, Part 1

Mar 01, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood examines the AAUP’s new report on political controversy in the academy.

Islamo-Correctness at Hartford Seminary

Feb 28, 2011 by Andrew Bieszad |

Andrew Bieszad tells how Hartford Seminary's insistence on "tolerance" for Muslims led to threats and discrimination (intolerance) against him when he disagreed with Islamic teachings. This article appeared in the "Islam in…

Collegiate Press Roundup

Feb 25, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student news hawks analyze developments in the Middle East, misinformation about the global climate, the role of handguns in deterring crime and the nuisance of academic institutional assessment.

Mission: Preparation

Feb 24, 2011 by Peter Cohee |

Activism-as-learning begins before college, through the influence on schools of groups such as Facing History and the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation. What are we preparing students for?

“Targeted Discrimination”: What to Look for When Investigating Ideological…

Feb 23, 2011 by Steve Balch |

How do we know whether conservatives face discrimination in academe?

De-Tribalizing Academe

Feb 22, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood examines the controversial claim by Jonathan Haidt that social psychologists form a “tribal-moral community.”

Collegiate Press Roundup

Feb 18, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student press corps writers analyze stress among undergraduates, changing views of Valentine's Day and romance, the Constitution and slavery and a 2012 presidential prospect.

The Beck-Piven Controversy

Feb 18, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the angry debate over Glenn Beck’s criticisms of Frances Fox Piven.

They’re Mad as Hell: Grad Students Face Job Market

Feb 15, 2011 by Jonathan Bean |

As the academic job market worsens (was it ever good?), graduate students are angry, according to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Don't expect a protest march in the streets burning Ph.D. gowns, but the blinkered…

Daniel Bell (1919-2011) - An Appreciation

Feb 15, 2011 by Russell K. Nieli |

Russell Nieli offers an appreciation of Daniel Bell, the sociologist who taught us that the modernist elevation of self-expression as a cultural ideal would erode the personal discipline on which capitalism is based.

Study Finds Harvard U Press Heavily Biased to the Left

Feb 11, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A major survey of books Harvard University Press published from 2000-2010 raises important questions about the impartiality of this leading academic publisher.

Collegiate Press Roundup

Feb 11, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

This week, student journalists comment on the upheavals in Egypt, a campus police force, anxiety about graduation and whether a state needs an official pie.

Collegiate Press Roundup

Feb 04, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student writers this week discuss longtime NFL loyalties, campus smoking bans, and why the Bible can't tell us when life begins.

Lumina’s New Degree Profile: As Elusive as the Snark

Feb 03, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood questions whether American higher education needs an "outcomes framework," or whether we'd be better equipped with something more like a core curriculum.

Lumina’s Degree Profile - Do We Need It?

Jan 28, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

The Lumina Foundation's new "Degree Qualifications Profile" is supposed to help colleges have a shared framework to describe what students should be able to do when they graduate. Peter Wood says he'll hold out for something…

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