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

Who Will Restore Free Speech On American Campuses?

We live in a moment when mass hysterias override and drive away the reasonableness our civilization once took as a cornerstone of the good life, the life of ordered liberty. Campus disorders merely reflect the mental and moral disorders of the time.

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.

Hijacked by an External Funding Mentality

Reliance on federal grants, awards from private foundations, alumni donations, tuition, student fees, tax revenues and proceeds from athletics has made revenue generation a focus pervading the daily operations of higher education institutions.

Brexit Shows Ugly Side of British Universities

Censorious antics of ‘snowflake’ students have regularly made front-page news here in the UK. No longer. The momentous political fall-out from the June 23rd referendum, when a majority of citizens voted in favor of Britain leaving the European Union, has swept all other concerns aside.

Judith Butler’s Difficulty

One has to wonder how in the world such clogged, incompetent prose passed through the production process. And how, too, did all of Butler’s fans manage to overlook it?

Another Diversion from Focusing on Excellence in Higher Ed

The millions of Americans who are coming to believe that higher education is too costly for the questionable educational benefits students get aren’t going to change their minds just because some students and faculty members put in more hours helping in cities.