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College Students Need Better Lessons Than ‘All of Your Emotions Are Real’

Nov 21, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

After the election, colleges turn to feelings, not civility, to guide discussions on winning and losing.

The Cheap Moral Indignation of Bowdoin College

Jan 05, 2015 by Michael Toscano |

A highly ranked elite liberal arts college chastises students for dressing up as American Indians at Thanksgiving, while at the same time encouraging rampant immorality as part of campus culture.

Triggers, Metaphoric and Real

May 28, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

The killings in and around UCSB brought gruesome realism to the buzzword "trigger warnings."

Why Do Most College Students Think the Same Thoughts?

Apr 30, 2014 by Peter Wood |

On many topics—racial preferences, sustainability, gay marriage, world citizenship, patriarchy, harassment, sexual freedom—there is room on campus for only one opinion.

Public Virtue in a Republic: The Starting Point for a Common Core

Jan 08, 2014 by George Seaver |

George Seaver writes that we must practice a common teaching of public virtue if we are to sustain our republic.

Are Modern Professors Experts on Good and Evil?

Sep 11, 2012 by Bruce W. Davidson |

An international conference on "perspectives on evil" revealed academics' weak understanding of morality.

The Decline of Literate Thought

Mar 26, 2012 by David Solway |

Recalling an evening in Casablanca where he met students "in love with learning," David Solway considers the contrast between them and today's American college students who have little enthusiasm for intellectual growth.

Higher Education’s Increasing Disdain for Virtue

Feb 17, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

The rankings scandal at Claremont McKenna College is just the latest example of colleges deceiving the public, writes Richard Vedder.

Students as Customers: If They Can’t Write, They’re Still Right

Feb 06, 2012 by John C. Chalberg |

John C. Chalberg examines the consumer mentality that's largely taken over the community college where he teaches.

Games of Chance

Jan 31, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood observes that even as higher education frets about students’ gambling addictions, it feeds the underlying problem.

Capitalism and Western Civilization - Human Nature

Jan 26, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the role of human nature in shaping modern capitalism.

Voluptuousness and Western Civilization

Dec 22, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the traditional Western view of voluptuousness in light of contemporary hedonism and self-gratification.

The Many Problems of Online Education

Dec 20, 2011 by J.M. Anderson |

Online courses are very popular with students, and have the enthusiastic endorsement of senior academic administrators. The only problem, says J.M. Anderson, is that the students aren't learning anything.

Virtue and Western Civilization

Dec 15, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the decline of virtue, once integral to the educational process in the Western tradition.

Reciprocity and Western Civilization

Sep 29, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young continues his series with this dicussion of reciprocity in the Western social tradition.

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