OK, "ignorant" may be too harsh a word, but how else do we label the twin facts that only 14 percent of adults in the United States know that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the press and that nearly 30 percent cannot name a single right guaranteed by that amendment?
I have dealt with the South and southern politics in previous posts; so we are not going to break major new ground here. But I think it is worthwhile to update what some of today's experts are saying about the South and its role in American democracy and history.
In my eighteen years as a tenure-line professor at two major public institutions, I can assure you that the majority of us -- tenured and untenured -- really do review your comments and, furthermore, sometimes obsess about the negative ones.
A self-proclaimed "outsider-within," Faye V. Harrison eschewed the normative path of most scholars, conducting international research in Britain and Jamaica and, more recently, in Cuba and the U.S. south while being actively engaged in reworking the discipline.
With the SEC East champion likely on-track, again, to face the SEC West winner in a virtual national semifinal with the winner earning a spot in the BCS Championship game, this game means quite a bit.
Given two options - "do it" or "talk about it" - which do you choose? I usually go for the first, so when I had the chance to lead a breakout session ...
With bricks-and-mortar universities such as my own ramping up online degrees for undergraduates, we face another question crucial to their success: Is it possible to recreate the college experience virtually?
I'm doing what little I can to try and reverse the bad information and theology that leads Christians to think you can "pray the gay away," or use the Bible to justify treating gay people like second class citizens. But you Tim, you could do so much.
I was born in Georgia and I've spent a lot of time living and coaching in Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Alabama. But my formative years, from elementary school to junior high school, were right here.
Stanford's win may not mean much in the long-term, but for me, they made a statement. You don't need extra cash or free cars to build a good football team. Sometimes, good coaching and proper recruiting does the job.
It wouldn't be a college rankings series without a party list, much less the 2013 Unigo College Rankings, and we're certainly not bucking that trend. ...
On July 19, the Alligator started its Save The Racks campaign in an effort to stop the UF administration from removing 19 of our orange racks from campus and replacing them with black university-owned modular racks similar to those on Turlington Plaza.
Erin Jester and Clare Lennon Alligator Staff Writers UF administrators have demanded The Independent Florida Alligator remove 19 of its orange newspa...
I've been fortunate to find open-minded individuals who realized even though I use a wheelchair, I work just as hard as anybody else. My hope is that some day, business owners will not have to know someone personally to care about making their environment accessible.
Through all the ups and downs at my first job (while still being a full-time student ), I made a lot of mistakes and learned a ton. Here are the five most important things I learned from building a startup while in college.
Is it a choice I would recommend? It's a tough, personal and likely uncomfortable decision to make -- especially for those who drive around town with the mascot of their former school plastered across their car's license plate (just saying). It's not for everyone.