I’m not sure that colleges can achieve the advertised benefits of diversity - especially if they keep setting up structures on campus that drive students apart, instead of bringing them together.

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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Do Colleges Gather Diverse Students Together, and Then Drive Them Apart?

By Vic Brown Over the coming two weeks, first year students will be eagerly moving into dormitories across the country. Many of them have been recruited as part of their college’s efforts to attract a diverse student body, which they say will enhance the educational experience of all of their students.  However, the admissions mechanisms […]

The First-Year Experience, an indoctrination program spreading across academia

More and more, on any number of prestigious campuses, education may matter less than re-education: that’s to say, the process of turning freshman bumpkins into fully woke critics of a social order it’s essential to understand as racist, misogynist, non-diverse, elitist, and all that bad stuff. Behold the First-Year Experience, an indoctrination program spreading across […]

A threat to liberty in higher education  

From www.goacta.org  (originally in the Colorado Springs Gazette): By Dr. Donald W. Sweeting and Dr. Michael Poliakoff A powerful threat to intellectual and religious liberty is afoot. In a region embracing 19 states, including Colorado, colleges and universities are under the authority of a federally empowered agency that recently issued a draft protocol, giving itself the prerogative […]

Gender, Ethnic Studies profs earn about $12k more than peers

(From campusreform.org): By Celine Ryan A new report based on salary data from the 2017-2018 academic year reveals that professors of “Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies” earn almost $12,000 more than the average professor, overall. Notably, professors of subjects like Gender and Ethnic Studies also made about $15,000 more per year than their counterparts […]

Jordan Peterson and Jacques Derrida

By Mark Bauerlein While we admire Jordan Peterson for his courage under fire and insistence on empirical evidence against identity politics, a correction is in order.  In numerous interviews, Dr. Peterson denounces cultural Marxism for providing intellectual cover to junior totalitarians who have come to power on college campuses, in human resources offices, and in […]

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is on Diversity, Harvard

By George Leef A big legal test looms for racial preferences in admissions for colleges and universities. Harvard has been sued by the group Students for Fair Admissions, which alleges that the school discriminates against students of Asian ancestry. If you’re not familiar with the case, Terry Eastland of the Center for Equal Opportunity discusses […]

Professors allow students to pick their own grade

(From TheCollegeFix): By William Nardi A literature class at Davidson College this fall will use “contract grading,” allowing students to pick ahead of time their grade for the class and the workload they need to complete to earn it. The offer is posed by Professor Melissa Gonzalez for her Introduction to Spanish Literatures and Cultures course, […]

The Ohio State Scandal And College Priorities

By William Murchison Now to return, repetitiously, to a well that needs visiting from time to time… This particular well, right in the middle of Higher Ed Land, has a noxious odor that draws one back, in dismay and curiosity. Is football or basketball success the chief aim, the be-all and end-all, of the academic […]

Can Genetics Research Improve Education?

The journal Nature Genetics published a study on July 23 that has sent the education observers into an uproar. The study was a collaboration by dozens of researchers using genetic data from more than 1 million people.  The researchers identified more than 1,000 data variants that are correlated with educational attainment. But is this a […]