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.
“For Want of A Degree”: Free speech “victor” denied master’s degree he earned. Can your college or university help?
Nine years after DeJohn v. Temple University, disabled combat veteran Christian DeJohn is still burdened by the weight of a profound, unresolved loss: the master’s degree he rightfully earned, but never got.
Allan Bloom’s University and Mine: From Racial Intimidation to Trigger Warnings
As it happens, I was enrolled in that seminar, and the events that took place at Cornell that spring were as seminal for me as they were for Bloom.
Universities, Free Speech, and the Rise of the Spit-Viper Left
Disruptions and attacks come almost entirely from an emergent Spit-Viper Left, drawn from a motley collection of campus grievance groups that are angry, uninformed, anti-intellectual and uniformly illiberal in their attitudes and beliefs.
The Cowards of Academia
A handful of academics at a handful of universities have signed statements on behalf of allowing “diverse” views to be heard at the university. These statements are worthless.
How to Catapult Texas Universities to World Stature
Governor Abbott has proposed a bold goal: to put five Texas universities in the top ten universities nationally. Here’s a way he could accomplish this feat with a net cost of zero.
The Dangers of Echo Chambers on Campus
When students inhabit liberal bubbles, they’re not learning much about their own country. To be fully educated, students should encounter not only Plato, but also Republicans.
What the Feds Can Do for Higher Education: Appoint Richard Vedder
DeVos must appoint a deputy undersecretary for higher education who will address its issues capably and with respect for individual freedom.
What Campus Protestors Could Learn This Black History Month
In December, 1960, a group of students from Florida A & M University led a sidewalk protest in front of McCrory’s, a Tallahassee department store that only served whites at its lunch counter. The protests were led by a spunky young co-ed named Patricia Stephens.
Competition Is Helping to Bring Affordability, Efficiency Back to Higher Ed
Contrary to some analysts’ claims, struggling colleges that reduce tuition rates are not signing their own death certificate. Rather, they are enhancing their competitiveness, which in turn is reaping benefits for students and parents.