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

University presidents and free speech on campus

According to two new surveys dealing with free speech on college campuses, “free speech is a balancing act.” Presidents and students “overwhelmingly agree that inclusion and free speech are important to a democracy.” This noble-sounding headline seems to bury the lede in both surveys.

History is Repeating Itself on Our College Campuses

Intellectuals have long had a fascination with totalitarian systems. That was true in the 1930s, as Professor Andrew Bachevich reminds us in his recent essay “American Stalinism Then and Now.” Over the last 80 years, little has changed with our intelligentsia.

Reform Group Proposes Big Changes to College Athletics

College sports are ripe for reform. If adopted, the Drake Group’s proposals will go a long way to combat the increased commercialization of college athletics and put the “student” back in student-athlete.

An Unexpected Threat to For-Profit Universities

For-profit colleges and universities have been under siege for nearly a decade. The latest existential threat is not from regulators but from traditional colleges and universities who are embracing online education.

Laptops in a College Class? The Horror!

Children start using computers in grade school. They use them to search digital libraries, write research reports, and for all manner of everyday consumer uses. Why in the world would anybody consider banning their use in a college classroom?