Category Archives: colleges and universities

Two Ohio colleges still determining what comes next

Inside Higher Ed reports that two Ohio colleges (here and here) continue to look at what might come next. Their challenges — curriculum and enrollment — are familiar issues at many institutions. Advertisements

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Everything that is right…and wrong…in college sports is on display at…

…the University of Louisville. ESPN the Magazine’s well-researched and well-written story about a shoe company, a fired athletic director, a fired coach and money demands your attention. It illustrates many of the good and bad aspects of major college sports. … Continue reading

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Lindsay Shepherd: The graduate student who has been turned off by academia (and who could blame her)

Until a few weeks ago, Lindsay Shepherd was just another graduate student. Now she’s at the center of a free speech storm. What has happened at Wilfrid Laurier University, where Shepherd is a student, over the past few weeks offers … Continue reading

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Arizona Republican: College students are “brainwashed and learn how to become activists and basically go out in the world and cause trouble”

He served in the military. He used the money — generated by tax revenue and paid to military men and women in the form of a GI bill — he received to then pay for college. (He later got an … Continue reading

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You haven’t heard of Lindsey Shepherd? Bet you soon will.

The Globe and Mail reports that Lindsey Shepherd, a graduate student at one Canadian university, has become a cause celebre for free speech. “Learning is a process and exploring new ideas unrestricted is how we become closer to the person … Continue reading

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Should academics encourage students to not attend certain schools?

The Washington Post offers an interesting question of ethics in this story. More than 400 academics around the world are urging students to not attend a certain university because it continues to employ a man they say preys on female … Continue reading

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Ouch. Critics call him “Putin’s American apologist.”

Meet Stephen Cohen, a scholar extraordinaire about Russia. But the Chronicle of Higher Education reports Cohen has many critics, who believe he is too soft on the Kremlin. Writing in The New Republic, Isaac Chotiner called Cohen “Putin’s American apologist.” Jonathan Chait in New … Continue reading

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