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

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.

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.

In Case You Doubt that Leftist Academics Have Closed Minds

In fields where many of the senior academics hold very strong political opinions, they use their dominance to keep “undesirable” questions from even being asked. Instead of acting like scholars who want to encourage the pursuit of truth, they act like ancient clerics who are intent on protecting their belief system.