How I Would Have Handled John Derbyshire’s Appearance on Campus
Let’s show Derbyshire and anyone else who is paying attention that the Williams community can rise to the occasion of dealing responsibly with provocative speech. That is what our intellectual freedom is all about.
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., But Little Education
Most students need both education and training. The issue is about balance, and I believe there has been a pronounced shift away from education, and toward training.
Who Gets Into College?
According to the report, students show too much concern about their own futures and not enough about serving the community. But even if that’s true, is it the job of college admissions departments to right that wrong?
Luxurious College Apartments, Built on Debt
It is one thing to say that we need a more affordable student-loan program so that people can pay for things like tuition, books, food, basic housing. It should not be so generous that students’ lifestyle in college far exceeds what they’ll be able to afford after graduation.
The Not-So-Great Debate
No greater truths were uncovered or scholarship encouraged; our various commitments to the mainstream political climate prevented objective engagement with the material. I write about it here mainly because I hope others are spared this frustration.
The Federal Leviathan Is Crushing Colleges and Universities
Federal, state, and local higher education laws seem to multiply by the hour. Schools devote millions of dollars and valuable resources to comply with those rules—many of which confuse and do little to improve student outcomes.
Never judge a book by its cover—use student achievement instead
They say never judge a book by its cover. We need to start judging textbooks and other instructional materials using student achievement instead.
Bridging the Gap
Colleges, school districts and college completion groups look to strengthen connections between colleges and K-12 to try to help more students prepare to succeed in higher education.
Stanford Erupts in Controversy after Student Petition Calls for Mandatory Western Civ Classes
After a low-income freshman wrote an op-ed in the Review in defense of studying Western Civilization, the student was booted from an online chat room consisting of student peer leaders within the Stanford First-Generation Low Income Partnership.
Ten Years Later, the Duke Lacrosse Case Still Reverberates
An unwillingness to engage in any critical self-reflection is the foremost legacy of how the academy responded to the lacrosse case, at Duke and beyond.