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Bowdoin's Double Bogey

Peter W. Wood | Posted 06.19.2014 | College
Peter W. Wood

This is American higher education today: an angry driver, lost and confused but too proud to stop and ask directions. "I'm not lost! I know exactly where I'm going!" And to prove it, that angry driver speeds up and zips past the next exit.

Diverse Coalition Urges Department of Education to Protect Freedom of Speech on Campus

Adam Kissel | Posted 03.07.2012 | College
Adam Kissel

Colleges are all over the map when they try to come up with their own definitions of sexual harassment. Our research has found hundreds of distinct formulations and examples, a large number of which are unconstitutional.

Academic Freedom and Indoctrination

David Moshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Moshman

We all support essentially the same principles of academic freedom, including respect for the authority of faculty over the curriculum and respect for the right of students not to be indoctrinated.

Let Student Organizations Discriminate, Says Civil Liberties Group

Campus Progress | David Spett | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Is discrimination on campus ever necessary? A prominent civil liberties group says yes, and its argument is remarkably persuasive. Student organiza...

Best Books For College Students: National Association Of Scholars List

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As a follow-up to their report on "common reading" programs that assign texts to incoming college freshman, the National Association of Scholars recen...

College Reading Lists: Freshman Disorientation?

The New Yorker | Ian Crouch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The summer reading that colleges assign to their incoming freshmen is too easy, too liberal, and too contemporary. So says a recent report from the Na...

Are Colleges' Summer Reading Lists TOO Left-Leaning? Report Says Yes

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new study by the National Association of Scholars -- which describes itself as a group that works to "foster intellectual freedom and t...