Are Tenured Faculty Exploiting Ph.D Students?
Intelligent people keep devoting many years of their lives to the quest for a Ph.D. that will merely give them an outside chance at a “good” faculty spot. One would think that such a system would have disappeared years ago, but Ph.D. programs in fields like literary criticism keep chugging along.
Michigan College Students Arrested for What?!
Much as college officials might wish they were aristocrats who get to make up their own rules, the fact is that public colleges and universities are covered by the First Amendment.
What’s the Educational Value of a “Teach-in” on Clothing Fashions?
More and more, American college campuses are the playthings of “progressive” faculty members and administrators who use them to propagate their personal beliefs. A good example is a “teach-in” at Grand Valley State University on Martin Luther King Day.
No, Koch Donations to Higher Education Aren’t Unethical
Philanthropic gifts to support higher education shouldn’t be controversial, but “progressives” who hate the Koch brothers for their advocacy of limited government simply cannot refrain from protesting anything that they do.
A Public University in Michigan Limits Free Speech to .02 Percent of Its Campus
Do officials at our colleges and universities really believe that students must be penned into a tiny zone where free speech is authorized – or is it that only certain kinds of free speech must be so restricted?
When a University Regent Tries to Blow the Whistle: The Wallace Hall Case
We’ll soon learn if the Texas Supreme Court will allow UT to sweep the evidence of its hidden admissions favoritism based on influence under the rug.
Hey, Kids – How About Taking Hip Hop Studies?
The professor maintains that “Hip hop is universal – it brings together a lot of diverse people from around the world.” But that could be said about a great many things that shouldn’t be topics of college study, such as soccer or beer or pets.
Thomas Sowell Indicts Our Higher Ed System
If college education leads graduates to support bad public policy, does the resulting harm to our country outweigh the good? That is just how the great economist Thomas Sowell sees it.
Can a Public University Make Students Choose Between Their First Amendment Rights and Graduation?
Just how much college and university administrators want to control what students say lest anyone take offense or feel “harassed” is revealed by a policy adopted at Iowa State University (ISU).
UVA Allows Free Speech — If It’s Consistent with “the School’s Values”
There is just one little problem with the university’s action. It runs afoul of the First Amendment.