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

Adult Students Are the New Normal

America’s image of college students as 18-year-olds ambling through leafy quads or attending weekend football games is woefully out of date.

The Hole at the Center of Multiculturalism

From the very beginning when multiculturalism displaced Western civilization as the steering wheel of the humanities curriculum, you could tell that they didn’t mean it.

This Texas Law Hinders Free Speech

We trustees, though, had been warned that when even at a social function we should not discuss college business ever. That restriction — censorship — is utter nonsense. It says, “Remain ignorant.”

The Best Way to Get Rid of Campus Free Speech Zones

Public colleges and universities are constrained by the First Amendment. Their officials are not allowed to impinge upon the freedom of speech unless they have a compelling reason for doing so.

Reframing Notions of Faculty Quality

One of the ways flagship state universities signal quality is by noting their number of full-time faculty. The flagship faculty model, if you will, may be effective for elite institutions but could drive up faculty costs unnecessarily at non-flagship schools.