Oregon State Does Its Best to Combat “Whiteness”
It seems fitting that the state which hosted perhaps the ugliest riots following Trump’s election, Oregon, now is pushing a retreat for faculty members at Oregon State where those who “identify as white” can examine their “internalized dominance.”
Wichita State Says “No” to Group that Favors Liberty and Free Speech
Even in so conservative a state as Kansas, the universities are largely in the grip of “progressives” who do not care for freedom.
Would a College Fire a Prof for Teaching a Rigorous Course?
Colleges always pay lip service to educational excellence, but they don’t always mean it. That’s because educational excellence often collides with another priority of the administrators, namely student retention.
College Leaders Must Get at the Roots of Student Intolerance
The displays of student intolerance on college campuses – most recently the ugly attack on Charles Murray at Middlebury – have brought America a “teachable moment.”
Behold the Results of “Bash the Fash” at Middlebury College
Liberals used to say that violence has no place in a civilized country, but that old-fashioned sentiment has given way to excusing violence, as long as it’s used by their good side against the bad side. This is a retrogression into primitive, tribal thinking.
Should Black Students in Wisconsin Receive Free College as Reparations for Slavery?
The student group demands that the university provide free education to black students because “blacks were legally barred from education during slavery.” Are these students even aware that there never was slavery in Wisconsin?
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.