Higher Education

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Higher Education Theatre of the Absurd

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/higher_education_theatre_of_the_absurd.html

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Almost everything about the modern university is a paradox.

http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/a-most-peculiar-institution/?print=1

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Welcome to the modern Academy, the seat of opinion-based ‘education’.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/01/m-opinion_rex.html#.UtFd9Y9JZjU.email

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…skyrocketing tuitions and student-loan debt, as well as poor student learning and administrative bloat, signal a deep, systemic crisis in higher education…

www.texaspolicy.com/sites/default/files/documents/2013-12-PP34-12MythsHigherEducation-CHE-TomLindsay.pdf

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3 Reasons Higher Education Is Broken — and How To Fix It

http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2012/05/15/3-reasons-higher-education-is-broken-and-how-to-fix-it/?print=1

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The university has become a rogue institution in need of root-and-branch reform.

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/367689/print

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Politics:

SURVEY: Capitalism Often Maligned, Ignored at Many Colleges

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/14465/

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“… only 4 percent of public doctoral institution presidents support Republicans, and not a single private doctoral university president sides currently with Republican policy.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/taking_back_the_academy.html

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“… the political narrative that most of our colleges [proffer is]: America is an unjust nation that has an endless amount of atoning ahead for the ways it has exploited the weak, the poor, and minorities.”

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2013/08/19/the-compromised-life-of-common-reading-programs/

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Unfortunately, too many campuses fail to measure up to these ideals.

http://www.realclearpolicy.com/printpage/?url=http://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2014/01/09/a_new_year_for_student_rights_791.html

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Student Anti-Intellectualism and the Dumbing Down of the University

http://mtprof.msun.edu/spr1997/TROUT-ST.html

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13 of the Most Outrageously Dumb Campus Moments of 2013

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/15729/

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Study suggests online courses as good as classroom

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/05/21/findings-give-boost-online-classes/qtokLQeQZvE85EMzSBG6PM/story.html

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Check Out This Taxpayer Funded, Public University’s Art Exhibit

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/14763/print/

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Race:

Racism and the PC Inquisition

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/racism_and_the_pc_inquisition.html

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Black Studies and the Totalitarian Mind

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/05/17/black-studies-and-the-totalitarian-mind/print/

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How the Academic Establishment has Silenced a Major Critic of the Field of “Black Studies”

http://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2012/05/08/how-the-academic-establishment-has-silenced-a-major-critic-of-the-field-of-black-studies/?print=1

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Black university routinely inflated black students’ grades, say profs

http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/02/black-university-routinely-inflated-black-students-grades-say-profs/?print=1

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“… accepted students [into medical schools] with an MCAT of 27 or lower had an overall attrition rate of 2.5% in the first two years of medical school.  This is more than double the 1.1% attrition rate for those who scored a 28 or above.  Despite these statistics, 42.6% of minority applicants with a score of 21-23 (and a marginal GPA) were accepted.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/even_in_medical_school_affirmative_action_rules.html

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“... grade inflation is a negative-sum game that imposes serious costs on society. Therefore, universities need to take steps to bring it under control.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2013/12/26/why-college-grade-inflation-is-a-real-problem-and-how-to-fix-it_print.html

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High-Profile Studies Overrate Going to College and Picking the Right Major

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/print/2012/12/high-profile-studies-overrate-going-to-college-and-picking-the-right-major/266330/

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“Gender Identity” Restrooms at U Arizona

http://www.nas.org/articles/Gender_Identity_Restrooms_at_U_Arizona

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Soros Spends $400 Million On ‘Open Society’ Education, ‘Social Action,’ Colleges And Universities

http://cnsnews.com/blog/dan-gainor/soros-spends-400-million-open-society-education-social-action-colleges-and

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Meet the Association of International Education Administrators (AEIA)

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/01/m-global_citizens_of_the_world_obey.html

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Research Prejudice & Bias:

The perils of politically incorrect academic research

http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/articles/revenge-sociologists_648829.html?page=1

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An Academic Auto-da-Fé

A sociologist whose data find fault with same-sex relationships is savaged by the progressive orthodoxy

http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/133107/

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What’s academia’s response to a whistleblower who exposes fraudulent research and faked credentials on a panel of experts?

Fire the whistleblower, of course.”

http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/ucla-accused-of-firing-prof-for-criticizing-pollution-agenda/print/

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In decisions [involv]ing… paper reviews…, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/1/liberal-majority-on-campus-yes-were-biased/

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I offer the abstract partly as a window onto the wonderful, wacky world of modern sociological prose…

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/the-bad-news-is-that-gentlemanly-behavior-makes-people-happy/

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MOOCs:

The [college education] industry has operated more or less along the same business model and even the same technology for hundreds of years.  MOOCS represent a rapidly developing and emerging change…

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/12/college-may-never-be-the-same/57752972/1

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… an average of just 4 percent of MOOC users actually completed the courses.

http://www.mindingthecampus.com/originals/2014/01/how_to_make_moocs_work.html

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College Women on Dating and Mating Today

There appears to have been a reduction in male initiative in dating on college campuses. [College men should r]ecognize that the burden of dating and mating should not fall on women alone, and that there is a need for greater male initiative.

http://www.americanvalues.org/Hooking_Up.pdf

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“Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash… [said] the school would make sure ‘transgendered individuals’ would continue to have access to the women’s locker room…”

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/aaack-girls-getting-eyeful-in-locker-room/print/

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Left-Wing Madness at Butler University

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/bruce-bawer/left-wing-madness-at-butler-university/print/

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Illegal Immigration:

More Universities Now Admit Undocumented Students

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/14822/print/

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The Academy’s Hypersensitive Hissy Fits

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/m-the_academys_hypersensitive_hissy_fits.html

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The Alarming Rise of Campus Anti-Semitism

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/joseph-klein/the-alarming-rise-of-campus-anti-semitism/print/

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Duke hikes fees to provide sex-change surgery to students

http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4730

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Yale adds ‘sex-reassignment surgery’ to student health plan

http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4729

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Bullying in Academia More Prevalent Than Thought

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219162948.htm

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