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Higher Education


In tough times, some US colleges may fold

Jon Marcus | 12 September 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: higher education, US
The old way of doing business in American higher education will not work in the future.


The climbing cost of college

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: higher education, tuition debt
There’s no denying that college in the United States is outrageously expensive. A graphic presentation of costs by Frugal Dad website.


Unlearning Liberty

Denyse O'Leary | 28 November 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, freedom of speech, higher education
American universities are discouraging students from expressing controversial views.


The Victims’ Revolution

Harley J. Sims | 09 November 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, higher education
In a new book a gay writer pens a powerful indictment of identity studies as dogmatic cults.


Poisoned Ivies

Michael W. Hannon | 17 September 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, higher education, pornography
Nathan Harden’s “Sex and God at Yale” graphically shows what moral bankruptcy and relativism has produced at America's most elite universities.


The season for commencement has begun…

Alma Acevedo | 29 May 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: higher education
Enough of comedians and dissenters at the podium. Bring back speakers who offer direction for life's journey.


The dangers of knowledge without wisdom

Steven Schwartz | 28 February 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: higher education, liberal education
Which should be uppermost in students’ minds: a good job or a good life?


College blues and the twinkie factor

Kevin Ryan | 13 January 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: higher education, mental illness
How should a college professor deal with students' mental health excuses?


Should China be our model in higher education?

Thomas C. Reeves | 03 January 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: China, higher education
The notion that universities should teach only subjects which are useful and profitable is nonsense.


Is American higher education cheating students?

Thomas C. Reeves | 29 November 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: higher education, liberal arts
There are many surprises in a survey of what students actually learn at college. Some leading institutions get Ds.


Professing at the podium

Alma Acevedo | 16 November 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: higher education, post-modernism
The problem with some professors is that they only seem to know one thing: problems.


Unwinding Marquette’s unhiring

Thaddeus J. Kozinski | 03 June 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: higher education, homosexuality, liberalism
A leading Catholic university has rescinded a job offer to a lesbian academic, prompting allegations of illiberal discrimination. Who’s at fault?


Do we need more college graduates?

Thomas C. Reeves | 11 May 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: higher education
Vocational training is one thing. Engagement with the great questions of life, culture and politics is another.


Never tire of asking questions

Jack Martin | 11 May 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: higher education, science, stem cell research
A university education enables students to scrutinise ethically dubious claims made by some scientists


Liberalism and higher education

Christopher O. Tollefsen | 11 May 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: freedom, higher education, liberalism
We all agree that we should be free, equal and independent. But what does it mean to be free?


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