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Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education is indeed a reasonable book.
 
Now that President Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president, he wants to hit the ground running and attend to urgent priorities.
Now that President Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president, he wants to hit the ground running and attend to urgent priorities.
 
Ross Marchand writes for the Martin Center about the new president’s approach to higher education policy.
Ross Marchand writes for the Martin Center about the new president’s approach to higher education policy.
 
Most college professors applaud what American higher education does and want to see it expand to include even more students.
Most college professors applaud what American higher education does and want to see it expand to include even more students.
 
Alan Jacobs’ new book, Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind, is a coaxing argument to read “old books that come from strange times.”
Alan Jacobs’ new book, Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind, is a coaxing argument to read “old books that come from strange times.”
 
The previous essay dealt with the moral decline of the student body in higher education — one of the motives behind my recent retirement after three decades of teaching college English.
The previous essay dealt with the moral decline of the student body in higher education — one of the motives behind my recent retirement after three decades of teaching college English.
 
The year 2020 brought changes that colleges would have never made by choice.
 
There’s a chasm between the purpose of a liberal arts education and how many colleges and universities actually operate.
There’s a chasm between the purpose of a liberal arts education and how many colleges and universities actually operate.
 
Although all state colleges and universities shout “diversity” and preach “tolerance” at the top of their lungs, they in fact demonstrate monolithic bigotry and homogeneous narrow-mindedness.
Although all state colleges and universities shout “diversity” and preach “tolerance” at the top of their lungs, they in fact demonstrate monolithic bigotry and homogeneous narrow-mindedness.
 
Virginia’s top public universities are largely stratified by socioeconomic status.
 
For decades, law school was a growth industry. Back in 1970, there were 146 law schools with an enrollment of 78,000 students; by 2013, there were 201 schools, enrolling 139,000 students. Enrollment peaked in 2010 at 147,000.
For decades, law school was a growth industry. Back in 1970, there were 146 law schools with an enrollment of 78,000 students; by 2013, there were 201 schools, enrolling 139,000 students. Enrollment peaked in 2010 at 147,000.
 
Oreskes and Tyson published “Is Academe Awash in Liberal Bias?” in the Chronicle of Higher Education on September 14.
Oreskes and Tyson published “Is Academe Awash in Liberal Bias?” in the Chronicle of Higher Education on September 14.
 
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released a report decrying the politicization of public higher education governance
 
hough the 2020 election has focused on COVID-19 and the economy, higher ed has still gotten some attention.
 
From my vantage point as an academic sociologist, I have seen the disturbing process of what we might call the BlackLivesMattering of American higher education from quite close up
From my vantage point as an academic sociologist, I have seen the disturbing process of what we might call the BlackLivesMattering of American higher education from quite close up
 
Fifteen years ago, American higher education was beset with serious problems, especially rising costs, politicization of the curriculum, the mania over diversity, and falling academic standards.`
Fifteen years ago, American higher education was beset with serious problems, especially rising costs, politicization of the curriculum, the mania over diversity, and falling academic standards.`
 
Before the COVID-19 pandemic walloped our colleges and universities, higher education had been facing threats to existing business models for years.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic walloped our colleges and universities, higher education had been facing threats to existing business models for years.
 
American higher education is struggling. Even before the coronavirus struck, schools all over the country were dealing with declining enrollment.
American higher education is struggling. Even before the coronavirus struck, schools all over the country were dealing with declining enrollment.
 
As higher education undergoes dramatic changes thanks to the coronavirus, reformers should aim higher than expanding online education.
As higher education undergoes dramatic changes thanks to the coronavirus, reformers should aim higher than expanding online education.
 
In my previous column I discussed some basic strategies for raising our influence on school curriculum.
In my previous column I discussed some basic strategies for raising our influence on school curriculum.
 
New UNC President Peter Hans starts his job in two weeks and will have his hands full.
New UNC President Peter Hans starts his job in two weeks and will have his hands full.
 
Academia is a troubled institution plagued by financial problems, falling academic standards, and poor educational outcomes.
Academia is a troubled institution plagued by financial problems, falling academic standards, and poor educational outcomes.
 
Michael Brendan Dougherty ponders the pandemic’s potential impact on American higher education.
Michael Brendan Dougherty ponders the pandemic’s potential impact on American higher education.
 
Higher education reform will only come from the outside, probably from political reform.
 
Stanley Kurtz ranks as one of this country’s most insightful critics of higher education.
 
I will concentrate today on the economics of higher education—why it is so costly, and a few things we can do about it.
I will concentrate today on the economics of higher education—why it is so costly, and a few things we can do about it.
 
Steven Brint, distinguished professor of sociology and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, has given the public a reminder of why so many students value a college degree.
Steven Brint, distinguished professor of sociology and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, has given the public a reminder of why so many students value a college degree.
 
As priorities shift in the minds of higher education leaders and students, it’s important to take stock of recent changes on the local and national levels.
As priorities shift in the minds of higher education leaders and students, it’s important to take stock of recent changes on the local and national levels.
 
It would be easy to conclude, after a quick look at some topline findings about higher education in recent years, that a set of misguided practices and policies has distorted college enrollment, completion, and costs.
It would be easy to conclude, after a quick look at some topline findings about higher education in recent years, that a set of misguided practices and policies has distorted college enrollment, completion, and costs.
 
Social justice activists say they want to bring about a golden age.
 
Free speech is in trouble on college campuses. Social justice indoctrination is to blame.
 
"Two days. Two reports citing the same data. Two different conclusions.” That is how Rick Seltzer described the near-simultaneous release of two studies looking at state funding in Inside Higher Ed.
"Two days. Two reports citing the same data. Two different conclusions.” That is how Rick Seltzer described the near-simultaneous release of two studies looking at state funding in Inside Higher Ed.
 
Many influential psychological studies could not be reproduced by other psychologists, discrediting some key insights and weakening academic faith in the entire field. Nutrition science has a similar problem.
Many influential psychological studies could not be reproduced by other psychologists, discrediting some key insights and weakening academic faith in the entire field. Nutrition science has a similar problem.
 
Congressman Greg Murphy (NC-03) offered an amendment to promote transparency in higher education expense reporting, which was adopted unanimously by a vote of 47-0 on Thursday.
Congressman Greg Murphy (NC-03) offered an amendment to promote transparency in higher education expense reporting, which was adopted unanimously by a vote of 47-0 on Thursday.
 
Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) issued the following statement after Democrats introduced the Higher Education Authorization Act of 2019.
Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) issued the following statement after Democrats introduced the Higher Education Authorization Act of 2019.
 
In The Soul of the American University published in 1994, the historian George Marsden gave a powerful account of how once-great pillars and trend-setters of American higher education have abandoned even a residual commitment to the Christian foundations on which they were founded.
In The Soul of the American University published in 1994, the historian George Marsden gave a powerful account of how once-great pillars and trend-setters of American higher education have abandoned even a residual commitment to the Christian foundations on which they were founded.
 
Most of us get the general idea of diminishing returns and diminishing marginal utility — even if we don’t know the technical terms.
Most of us get the general idea of diminishing returns and diminishing marginal utility — even if we don’t know the technical terms.
 
Many Americans crow that our higher education system is “the envy of the world,” even though it’s nearly impossible to point to any proof of that.
Many Americans crow that our higher education system is “the envy of the world,” even though it’s nearly impossible to point to any proof of that.
 
American universities are in jeopardy of becoming no better than finishing schools reserved for the rich, Mitch Daniels told an audience at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
American universities are in jeopardy of becoming no better than finishing schools reserved for the rich, Mitch Daniels told an audience at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
 
People who analyze and write about higher education generally fall into two camps...
People who analyze and write about higher education generally fall into two camps...
 
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