The Manufacturing of Controversy
If we really want to stop bias and high-handedness in higher education, we need to make less of the occasional outrages and focus more on the ordinary outlooks and activities of entire academic areas where tendentiousness and partisanship have become standard operating procedure.
How I Would Have Handled John Derbyshire’s Appearance on Campus
Let’s show Derbyshire and anyone else who is paying attention that the Williams community can rise to the occasion of dealing responsibly with provocative speech. That is what our intellectual freedom is all about.
Harvard Law Professors Condemn University’s War on Young Men
In age when ideology increasingly trumps the impartial quest for truth on our college campuses, 28 Harvard University law professors are to be commended.
What Wellesley learned when it stopped giving out so many A’s
Wellesley College used to be one of the worst offenders. In 2000, the average course grade awarded was a 3.55, an A-minus. Then, in 2003, Wellesley decided enough was enough.
School for Scandal
Don’t you just love it when Harvard gets in trouble? Maybe you don’t, but I do – the consequence, as they probably say around the Yard, of never having attended “Fair Harvard.” But that’s not it this time. I cite the Aug. 30 tidings concerning Harvard’s inquiry into whether – as the New York Times […]
Harvard Refocuses the MBA
Last year, the Harvard Business School announced that it is making major changes to its curriculum and that these changes, according to its marketing release, are aimed to “create leaders of competence and character, rather than just connections and credentials”. Evidently there is a certain concern and maybe a little guilt that 58% of its […]