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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Americans Used to Be Proud of Their Universities

Americans used to be proud of their universities. Today, however, radicalized faculties and belligerent students are debasing the old model, causing some Americans to have second thoughts.

Year Of The Shout-down: Worse Than You Think For Campus Free Speech

Shout-downs are not being disciplined. Universities regularly move to calm public outrage with vague promises of action against disruptors. Yet rarely is anything done. I know of no single instance of serious discipline for any of this year’s many shout-downs.

Imagining a New Future for the Small Liberal Arts College

Reflecting on where the country and the college community find themselves, it seems to me that a truly visionary small college could aggressively control costs by developing an academic niche that would be highly attractive to students, provide a benefit to society as a whole, and help to ensure the future of the college itself.