Nov 21, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |
After the election, colleges turn to feelings, not civility, to guide discussions on winning and losing.
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.
May 28, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |
The killings in and around UCSB brought gruesome realism to the buzzword "trigger warnings."
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.
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.
Sep 11, 2012 by Bruce W. Davidson |
An international conference on "perspectives on evil" revealed academics' weak understanding of morality.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 31, 2012 by Peter Wood |
Peter Wood observes that even as higher education frets about students’ gambling addictions, it feeds the underlying problem.
Jan 26, 2012 by William H. Young |
William Young examines the role of human nature in shaping modern capitalism.
Dec 22, 2011 by William H. Young |
William Young examines the traditional Western view of voluptuousness in light of contemporary hedonism and self-gratification.
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.
Dec 15, 2011 by William H. Young |
William Young discusses the decline of virtue, once integral to the educational process in the Western tradition.
Sep 29, 2011 by William H. Young |
William Young continues his series with this dicussion of reciprocity in the Western social tradition.