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A 225th Birthday Wish

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 1:00 PM

I recently met my class of undergraduates for the first time and we, together, are going to explore the United States Constitution in a course entitled, "Jurisprudence and the Judicial Process." I have taught this course periodically since 1991 and, it seems, our Congress, together with the Executive Branch, is...

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They Come for the View but Stay for the Transformation

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 1:35 PM

Every summer a steady stream of high school students and their parents crisscross the country visiting university and college campuses. They eagerly follow student tour guides who tell of the various schools' strengths, unique characteristics, and special attributes.

At Pepperdine University, where about half of our undergraduate class comes...

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Whither Higher Education?

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 6:28 PM

And the answer is, "I don't know," but hardly a day goes by without reading some form of obituary or Cassandra-like prophesy about the imminent demise of colleges and universities as we have known (and love) them. Perhaps I am in denial, but I seriously doubt the end is near.

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