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As academia becomes ever-more entrenched in groupthink, it can be intimidating to be a lone voice that refuses to toe the ideological line.
As academia becomes ever-more entrenched in groupthink, it can be intimidating to be a lone voice that refuses to toe the ideological line.
 
It is no secret that our colleges and universities have witnessed a sea change in campus culture over the past two decades.
It is no secret that our colleges and universities have witnessed a sea change in campus culture over the past two decades.
 
Universities’ profligate spending habits have caught up with them after substantial losses in student enrollments due to COVID-19.
Universities’ profligate spending habits have caught up with them after substantial losses in student enrollments due to COVID-19.
 
Inevitably, college music departments have succumbed to pressure to promote “social justice” and fight racism.
Inevitably, college music departments have succumbed to pressure to promote “social justice” and fight racism.
 
To speak against critical thinking in today’s academy is comparable to denying the divinity of Jesus in the medieval church — it’s heterodox.
To speak against critical thinking in today’s academy is comparable to denying the divinity of Jesus in the medieval church — it’s heterodox.
 
With the pandemic, more parents are discovering what their children are being taught in public schools — from explicit how-tos in sex-ed class to narratives of power that divide everyone into oppressors and oppressed.
With the pandemic, more parents are discovering what their children are being taught in public schools — from explicit how-tos in sex-ed class to narratives of power that divide everyone into oppressors and oppressed.
 
Many students since the pandemic have questioned whether they should attend graduate school or change their career plans altogether.
Many students since the pandemic have questioned whether they should attend graduate school or change their career plans altogether.
 
The university system in the United States has accomplished a great deal of good, but it has strayed from its chief goals of scholarly inquiry and responsible teaching, especially in the past 20 years.
The university system in the United States has accomplished a great deal of good, but it has strayed from its chief goals of scholarly inquiry and responsible teaching, especially in the past 20 years.
 
Many, perhaps most, Americans are just now waking up to the meaning of “woke.” What does “woke” have to do with looting, bricks, fires, and blood in Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis? One asks oneself, “Am I woke (good)? Or not woke (evil)? How woke is woke, how much wokeness is enough, and who dec
Many, perhaps most, Americans are just now waking up to the meaning of “woke.” What does “woke” have to do with looting, bricks, fires, and blood in Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis? One asks oneself, “Am I woke (good)? Or not woke (evil)? How woke is woke, how much wokeness is enough, and who dec
 
Virginia’s top public universities are largely stratified by socioeconomic status.
 
Since 2015, the University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors (BOG) has endured one controversy after another
Since 2015, the University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors (BOG) has endured one controversy after another
 
Nowhere is “cancel culture” more deeply entrenched than in academia; it was commonplace there long before the actual phrase was coined to describe the current social media phenomenon.
Nowhere is “cancel culture” more deeply entrenched than in academia; it was commonplace there long before the actual phrase was coined to describe the current social media phenomenon.
 
As college classes go online, one group of students is ignored: those with learning disabilities.
 
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.
 
Countless students begin and graduate from college with an impoverished humanities education, a reality that should disturb any proponent of the liberal arts.
Countless students begin and graduate from college with an impoverished humanities education, a reality that should disturb any proponent of the liberal arts.
 
Accreditation agencies have the responsibility of judging whether colleges are offering students a quality education.
 
Education reformer E.D. Hirsch may have discovered the cure for our current political divisions — but it won’t be easy.
Education reformer E.D. Hirsch may have discovered the cure for our current political divisions — but it won’t be easy.
 
People that work at universities and newspapers should be the most intellectually free people in the world.
People that work at universities and newspapers should be the most intellectually free people in the world.
 
Elite colleges are quick to take foreign donations, but slow to inform the federal government.
 
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, a number of colleges have cut back their interactions with local police departments and are redesigning their law enforcement programs.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, a number of colleges have cut back their interactions with local police departments and are redesigning their law enforcement programs.
 
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.
 
Students are paying a higher price tag for college, but is the quality of their education also increasing, or at least staying stable?
Students are paying a higher price tag for college, but is the quality of their education also increasing, or at least staying stable?
 
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.`
 
“Sunlight,” Justice Louis Brandeis once wrote, “is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”
“Sunlight,” Justice Louis Brandeis once wrote, “is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”
 
Since the pandemic, many colleges have gone from giving letter grades to offering students a pass/fail grading option for their courses.
Since the pandemic, many colleges have gone from giving letter grades to offering students a pass/fail grading option for their courses.
 
The university system in the United States has accomplished a great deal of good, but it has strayed from its chief goals of scholarly inquiry and responsible teaching, especially in the past 20 years.
The university system in the United States has accomplished a great deal of good, but it has strayed from its chief goals of scholarly inquiry and responsible teaching, especially in the past 20 years.
 
In spring 2020, when universities went online due to COVID-19, few of them expected to be online in the fall as well.
In spring 2020, when universities went online due to COVID-19, few of them expected to be online in the fall as well.
 
On August 3, the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication approved a position statement on “Black Linguistic Justice.”
On August 3, the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication approved a position statement on “Black Linguistic Justice.”
 
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) came out with the largest survey of students and campus life, showing the predictable divisions along class, political beliefs, and gender.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) came out with the largest survey of students and campus life, showing the predictable divisions along class, political beliefs, and gender.
 
For college campuses across North Carolina, the fall ushered in a less-than-ideal reality. The coronavirus, although under greater control than in the spring, was -- and is -- widely circulating.
For college campuses across North Carolina, the fall ushered in a less-than-ideal reality. The coronavirus, although under greater control than in the spring, was -- and is -- widely circulating.
 
I have worked in academic science my entire life and I have never seen any sign of racism, systemic or otherwise.
I have worked in academic science my entire life and I have never seen any sign of racism, systemic or otherwise.
 
very so often, a leftist thinker breaks free from the orthodoxy to point out that policies favored by “progressives” can have adverse consequences.
very so often, a leftist thinker breaks free from the orthodoxy to point out that policies favored by “progressives” can have adverse consequences.
 
The abrupt switch to online classes was shocking for tens of thousands of students and professors across the country.
 
The university system in the United States has accomplished a great deal of good, but it has strayed from its chief goals of scholarly inquiry and responsible teaching, especially in the past 20 years.
The university system in the United States has accomplished a great deal of good, but it has strayed from its chief goals of scholarly inquiry and responsible teaching, especially in the past 20 years.
 
The importance of college football to university education is vastly overrated.
 
Colleges and universities across the country don’t require students to study history.
 
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