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Naomi and Me

Aug 20, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood responds to Naomi Schaefer Riley's article in the New York Post which suggests that Dr. Wood has been silenced for dissenting from politically correct orthodoxy.

Galloping to Insolvency

Aug 17, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews a recent report that found that a third of American colleges and universities have unhealthy financial outlooks.

Aiming at the Suburbs and Hitting Higher Ed

Aug 14, 2012 by Peter Wood |

A new book describes Obama's anti-suburbs regulations. Peter Wood considers how these regulations may accelerate the bursting of the higher education bubble.

Too Many College Students? Yes, Unfortunately

Aug 08, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood debates Macalester College president Brian Rosenberg on whether the U.S. should pursue the goal of further increases in college enrollments.

Green Acres

Aug 07, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Colleges and universities tend to spend lavishly on diversity and sustainability initiatives, but is this really the best use of their (and taxpayers') money?

Helium, Part 2

Jul 30, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood considers how the higher-education bubble could pop.

Bubble Update: More Helium, Part 1

Jul 27, 2012 by Peter Wood |

The bubble in American higher education is inflating rapidly. Ironically this is happening just at the moment when large numbers of Americans are noticing that there is indeed a higher-ed bubble—that…

The Regnerus Affair at UT Austin

Jul 24, 2012 by Peter Wood |

A scholar whose research identified disadvantages for children of same-sex marriage faces opposition by those who dislike his findings.

A Culture of Evasion

Jul 23, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Campus sexual-harassment codes grow ever more draconian even as what passes for acceptable behavior behind the scenes grows worse and worse.

Unfashionable Ideas

Jul 20, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the National Association of Scholars’ changing approach to reforming higher education.

What Were They Thinking?

Jul 13, 2012 by Peter Wood |

The platform committee of the Texas Republican Party backs away from its support of "critical thinking."

Elegies, Part 2

Jul 06, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Regretting cultural loss is valuable when it shows us the way forward. 

Elegies, Part 1

Jul 05, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Reforming higher education is not just about nostalgia for the past.

Epic Battles

Jul 02, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood weighs the cost of higher education’s turn away from Western civilization survey courses.

Leftist Nostalgia for Academic Standards

Jun 19, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood compares the second thoughts of a famous Marxist literary critic and the UCLA faculty’s rejection of a proposed diversity requirement.

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