Student Activities

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The Character of Student Activism

Apr 01, 2016 by Zachary R. Wood |

Student activists would do well to consider the weaknesses that have hindered their moral crusade for social justice.

Taking Back Student Government

Feb 16, 2016 by Chance Layton |

In a Huffington Post article, Professor Andrew Pessin explains how students can take back their government from divisive activists. 

Government Power Versus Freedom of Private Colleges

Apr 25, 2012 by George Leef |

Should student religious groups have to take all comers?

Student Reporters Survey College Social Scene, Campus Issues

Apr 13, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Undergraduate press writers provide copy on local trends, issues, and controversies.

Should Mandatory “Civic Engagement” Be Part of the College Mission?

Jun 17, 2011 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Tulane University sociology professor Carl Bankston argues that colleges should not mandate "civic engagement" of their students. Doing so is inconsistent with a liberal education and it tends…

Video: Ben Novak on the Impotency of Student Government

May 16, 2011 by |

How university student governments went from taking responsibility for and pride in the "spirit of the university" to an attitude of entitlement and parasitism.

Wesleyan’s Affirmative Action Reaction

Nov 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Faculty and students at Wesleyan University lashed out in anger against a campus group for its demonstration on the injustice of racial preferences.

My Thoughts on CLS v. Martinez

Apr 30, 2010 by George Leef |

Should campus groups be able to limit membership only to those who share a set of beliefs? Put it that way and the matter seems pretty innocuous. Ah, but if you state that in a pejorative way -- should they be allowed to discriminate…

Student Blogs: Speaking Truth to Pooh-bahs

Nov 10, 2009 by Jonathan Bean |

In a previous post, I noted how military bloggers are writing the "first pages of history." Likewise, student bloggers are offering a place to speak out against the abuses on their campuses: from official racial segregation (in…

Student Gov Officers Appointed by Race at UMass

Sep 25, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Alana Goodman, a student at the University of Massachusetts, has published an excellent article, "Institutionalized Racism in Student Government," in the Collegian, the schoool's student newspaper. Here's an excerpt:

Errant Liberty

May 26, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Why Liberty University was unwise to de-recognize its Young Democrats Association.

Three Cheers for the Dons: Part 3

May 08, 2009 by Tom Wood |

What happens when student affairs functions far oufund the university's core academic operations, teaching and research?

Facebook and the Future of the University

Sep 30, 2008 by Tom Wood |

Will social networking sites like Facebook remove the extracurricular responsibility of the university?

The Extracurricular Sector of the University: Unappreciated and Soon To Be Unneeded

Sep 23, 2008 by Tom Wood |

With the rise of online education, will student affairs and residence life programs become obsolete?

About Face in Amherst

Sep 23, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Here's what really happenned when U Mass tried to cover its tracks after getting caught offering students academic credit for volunteering in the Obama campaign.

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