Growing numbers of Americans no longer believe that the function of government is to protect citizen’s pre-existing and unalienable rights.

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

Are Harvard’s Chickens Coming Home To Roost?

By William Murchison Amid the present uproar over immigration, is it hard to be hard on poor Harvard for the uproar over whether the school discriminates against Asian-American applicants? Ask me another stupid question.  It’s never hard to be hard on a school famed for sanctimony in the matter of disciplining criticisms of affirmative action […]

The Latest Lawsuit Against Racial Preferences Has Harvard Worried

By George Leef Racial preferences in college admissions dodged a constitutional bullet when the Supreme Court decided to uphold the University of Texas’ preferential policy in the Fisher case (2016).  What had once looked like a case that would kill or at least wound the way many top colleges and universities discriminate against some applicants […]

It’s No Wonder Students Can’t Pay Their Debts–Colleges Blur Loan Requirements

A new report by New America and uAspire concludes that financial aid award letters are often too confusing to be useful to prospective students. The report, entitled “Decoding the Cost of College: The Case for Transparent Financial Aid Award Letters” lambasted award letters for obfuscating useful information about loans. It concluded, “award letters lack consistency […]

UMich caves after DOJ calls speech policies ‘unconstitutional’

(From campusreform.org): By Grace Gottschling The University of Michigan revised its policies to “add additional safeguards for free speech” Monday, the same day that the Department of Justice endorsed a First Amendment lawsuit against the school. UM had repeatedly insisted that both the original lawsuit and the DOJ’s assessment of the case misinterpreted its policies, but […]

The Harvard Letter

By Mark Bauerlein Whenever a college president issues an official statement, you must ask a simple question.  The question is not “Is it true?”  Nor is it “Is this ideological?”  Instead, you ask, “How does this statement protect the brand?” If you sit at the top of an institution, your success depends first on how […]

Professor says feminists have ‘every right’ to ‘hate men’

(From campusreform.org): By Grace Gottschling The director of Northeastern University’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program claims it is “logical to hate men,” asserting that it is time for feminists “to go all Thelma and Louise…on their collective butts.” In her op-ed for The Washington Post, Suzanna Danuta Walters argues that men can only redeem themselves […]

Feminist course questions if science can be ‘objective’

(From CampusReform.org): By Toni Airaksinen Hobart and William Smith Colleges will offer a feminist theory course next year that questions whether science can truly be “objective.” “Philosophy 250: Feminism: Ethics and Knowledge” is a sophomore-level course taught by Karen Frost-Arnold, a philosophy professor who also teaches classes such as “Power, Privilege, and Knowledge” as well as “Introduction […]