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The $50,000 Orgasm

Tuesday, Mar, 08 at 12:28 pm,

Parents, what is your son or daughter learning at college for your $50,000 a year?

Islamic Schools and American Civic Culture

Tuesday, Mar, 08 at 2:14 am,

This article on the growing influence of Islam on American charter schools will appear in the forthcoming “Islam in Scholarship and Education” issue of Academic Questions

Islamo-Correctness at Hartford Seminary

Tuesday, Mar, 01 at 12:09 pm,

Andrew Bieszad tells how Hartford Seminary's insistence on "tolerance" for Muslims led to threats and discrimination (intolerance) against him when he disagreed with Islamic teachings. Islamic studies in Europe began as a Christian missionary enterprise, born out of necessity rather than interest. Islam was the first religion Christianity encountered that, as theological doctrine, sought to convert Christians and regulate their religious practices.

Mission: Preparation

Friday, Feb, 25 at 10:37 am,

Peter Cohee – Activism-as-learning begins before college, through the influence on schools of groups such as Facing History and the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation. What are we preparing students for?

University of Texas Student Speaks Out Against Allowing Guns on Campus

Thursday, Feb, 24 at 11:29 am,

Can you imagine a frat party where the guys are allowed to have their guns? Nothing about that says "good idea" to me. I've lived in Texas for most of my life, but one thing I will never understand is the gun-happy culture that is so prevalent here. My own sister got a gun as an anniversary present from her uncle-in-law. And now our state government wants to take this love of guns one step further and allow students and professors to carry concealed handguns on public university campuses.

College Radio: You Will Be Assimilated

Wednesday, Feb, 16 at 12:22 pm,

College radio is part of the diverse package of community media voices around the country that keep the radio waves open to the public, training millions of young people in technology.

Peter Wood Appears on Inside Academia TV

Tuesday, Feb, 15 at 11:33 am,

This week Peter was a guest in a video interview with Inside Academia in which he spoke about the convergence of campus politicization and the push to put more students through college.

What college rankings really tell us.

Sunday, Feb, 13 at 11:26 am,

Malcolm Gladwell – DEPT. OF EDUCATION about college rankings. Last summer, the editors of Car and Driver conducted a comparison test of three sports cars, the Lotus Evora, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, and the Porsche Cayman S. This was the final tally: 1. Porsche Cayman 193; 2. Chevrolet Corvette 186; 3. Lotus Evora 182.

The 5 New Semester Resolutions Every College Student Needs

Tuesday, Feb, 08 at 11:37 am,

College is a unique experience that gets started over and over and over again until you finally arrive at your graduation day. You have the chance to learn, grow and even make mistakes that will add value to your experience.

Suicide Bombers and Academic Freedom

Tuesday, Feb, 01 at 11:04 am,

Ashley Thorne – Brooklyn College appointed an adjunct professor to teach "Politics of the Middle East," then fired him because of his politics.

Washington University Bans Bristol Palin, Spreads Oppression, Bigotry and Hate

Sunday, Jan, 30 at 12:30 pm,

Jonathon Burns – (St. Louis) Let’s imagine that Washington University’s student government decided to put on a conference on Race. Let’s say they invited Al Sharpton as a guest speaker, and in initial negotiation, agreed to pay him his usual $30-50,000 speaking fee. Finally, let’s say at the last minute, a number of bigoted students protested Sharpton, and then the student government decided to pull the plug on Sharpton out of fear of the protesting, bigoted students.

Reengineering Ethics Education

Wednesday, Jan, 26 at 10:47 am,

Jason Fertig – Teaching "ethics" won't prevent the next Enron; ethics can only be taught indirectly, argues Jason Fertig.

Reading, Writing and Random Violence

Sunday, Jan, 23 at 11:41 am,

Carol Muske-Dukes – It's not difficult to pinpoint students who represent danger — nearly every professor I know has had an "incident" with a potentially violent student. Here's one war story of my own

'Young Americans' given free speech 5 days/month

Sunday, Jan, 23 at 10:56 am,

Preliminary injunction allows some campus distribution of information. Students who are trying to build a base of conservative citizens on a Florida college campus have been given some First Amendment rights to hand out information and talk to others.

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