Free Speech vs Campus Orthodoxy
The troubling point here isn’t what UT has decided about guns or admissions policy. The troubling point is the university’s selective disdain for positions offensive to its idea-czars, never mind those free speech rights we once hailed as quintessentially American.
“Diversity”? –Asian-American student with perfect SAT score sues Harvard for being denied admission
Asian-Americans, though identifiable as a non-white ethnic group, are out of luck at Harvard. Too many of them are too qualified.
How the Political Class Fails American Higher Eduation
Hillary Clinton, making a $225,000 speech at a University of Nevada-Las Vegas fundraiser, didn’t precisely say how she hopes the problem of tuition costs can be addressed.
Open chair position at Rutgers: Independent thinkers need not apply
Can’t wait to find out what intellectual breakthroughs the new “Gloria Steinem Chair” at Rutgers University will produce. Or can’t we figure it out?
Forget “Character”: Today’s NCAA Is All About The Money
Ex-UCLA basketballer Ed O’Bannon and 19 others won a big one in U. S. District Court — a ruling saying antitrust law takes precedence over the NCAA’s alleged commitment to a policy of amateurism in sports.
The Destructive Myth that “All Should Go to College”
While the world (or, anyway, a vacationing American populace) was gaga over Starbucks’ offer to subsidize college tuition for employees, over at Forbes magazine, writer Joseph Thorndike was calling for the abolition of tax breaks for college. Because he hates college students? Au contraire. Thorndike reinforces criticism of the Big Government doctrine that the […]
When Higher Ed Shuts the Door on Taxpayers’ Right to Know
Regent Wallace Hall, bête noire of the University of Texas establishment, asks too many cotton-picking questions? How about regents who don’t answer questions at all – or acknowledge there might be questions to answer – or for that matter talk in public about anything but football? The Columbia Journalism Review scores the “increasingly closed-door culture” […]
New Assassin of Freedom–“Trigger Warnings”
Gee, let’s not upset college students by, y’know, making them listen to speakers with diverse viewpoints or – reports the New York Times – failing to provide them “trigger warnings” as to stuff they’re about to see or read. On the scare list at Oberlin College: “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues […]
School for Sex Scandal
Naturally you recall the good ole days of 11 p.m. coed curfews and kissy-kissy at the dorm entrance, etc., etc. Except, wait – how could you remember? You may not have been born, it was so long ago. The world of “coeds” and curfews sure was different than the one […]
Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action
Heaven knows, the modern university has as much to do with the practice of politics as with the exercise of the intellect. Things naturally could get worse – a prospect from which the U. S. Supreme Court appeared this week to steady such universities as hover at the brink of outraging general sentiments of […]