The Amy Wax Moment
The hoopla over Prof. Wax goes on and on. It started with an op-ed where she dared suggest that the end of “bourgeois values” from the 1950s—e.g., marriage, hard work, patriotism—had disabled and disadvantaged present-day cultures, and that all cultures weren’t—are you ready?—equal.
Declining Enrollment Can Be Good for the Future of Higher Ed
The idea of higher ed reinventing itself in response to changed realities truly excites – and even inspires.
Now Even the Establishment Is Calling Out BS in Higher Education
Notice what occasionally happens when it becomes widely recognized that something is badly amiss and in want of remedy. Magna est Veritas et praevalebit, as they sometimes said on campus in pre-BS times.
Betsy DeVos and the Search for Truth in Campus Sexual Assault Policy
It’s not necessary to get into the partisan nitty-gritty to acknowledge the wisdom and justice of DeVos’s efforts to reform the process universities use to adjudicate alleged sexual assaults on campus.
Disruptive Innovation Serves the Students Who Need It Most
What an idea – when something quits working, try something else! For instance, the way higher education works – or, increasingly, doesn’t work – in 21st century America.
In the Face of “Grotesque Falsehoods,” an Appropriate Response: Yuck!
In the summer 2017 issue of the magazine Modern Age, the English philosopher Roger Scruton takes scalpel, forceps, and vascular clamps—sans anesthesia—to the campus free speech issue, leaving the reader to exclaim, in spite of his surgical care: Yuck!
The Market Has Responded to the Mizzou Protests of 2015
Turmoil at the University of Missouri has caused a 35 percent drop in freshman enrollment since 2015, as the campus has been shunned by students and families put off by, depending on their viewpoint, a culture of racism or one where protesters run amok.
Here’s the good thing about bad times. They make you, often enough, stop dead, saying, “Whassamatter?” And, equally to the point, “What can we do actually to make things better?”
Catholic Professor Asks His Catholic College to Hire More Catholics, They Ask Him to Leave
Dr. Tony Esolen argued for the hiring of more faithful Catholic faculty members. Providence’s faculty ran him off.
The Left Eats Its Own At Evergreen State College
The motto of 46-year-old Evergreen State College, “a progressive, public liberal arts and science college” in Olympia, Wash., is Omnia Extares – which translates loosely as “Let it all hang out.” And, oh, boy, do they ever.