Weaponizing Words: How College Campuses Undermine Democratic Dialogue
So, while colleges and universities might think they are fighting intolerance and divisiveness by banning certain types of speech on campus, in reality they are really hurting our country’s ability to come together despite its differences.
Why Are Individual Donations to Universities Declining?
Despite a small increase in overall donations to U.S. colleges and universities, individual gifts have dropped off sharply—by eight and a half percent. What does it mean that individual donations have gone down so much?
Now Even the FBI “Protests” Free Speech on Campus. We Should Be Concerned
In 2017, beware of campus censorship from all directions—Left, Right, and from the government.
Most Students Aren’t Radical. They’re Afraid
With all these stories flying around, it’s important to ask, are most students as radical as the ones who are constantly making headlines? My answer: probably not.
College Students Coddled After Trump Presidential Victory
This display of coddling at the college level—including at Yale, an ivy league institution—is a perfect example of how professors and university administrators go to great lengths to ensure that their students put off dealing with the real world as long as possible.
Communism and Education
If you’re wondering what college students are learning these days, go ahead and cross history off the list. A study found that 33 percent of millennials think George W. Bush was responsible for the deaths of more people than Joseph Stalin.
Would More Bureaucracy Help Students Graduate on Time? Probably Not
Students aren’t accessing the advising resources that are already available to them. So what good would another office or initiative do? It’s typical of lawmakers to try to increase efficiency and save on costs by adding another layer of bureaucracy.
For Grad Students Leaving Academia, Career Guidance Is Hard to Come By
It’s widely acknowledged that only a fraction of graduate students will find tenure track positions in universities. Yet the topic of seeking a career outside the university is rarely broached between student and advisor.
Bravo to the University of Chicago
On many university campuses, freedom from speech is more important than freedom of speech. But not everywhere. The University of Chicago is bravely refusing to follow this destructive path.
How Students Spend Their Time
College students love to complain about how busy and overwrought they are with classes and studying. Come mid-terms and finals there is no end to the caffeinated drinks and cramming. But just how much time are college students really spending on their education?