Campus Scenes
by | May 2, 2019

A new bill has been introduced in Maine to protect free speech. LD 665 would uphold the right to freedom of speech and expression on public university campuses in the state. The bill prevents schools from designating free speech zones…

by | Apr 29, 2019

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” — George Orwell This is an age of trigger warnings and safe spaces. The notion of free speech is an illusion….

by | Apr 26, 2019

Non-Muslims must “reject the feelings of cultural, racial, and religious superiority that drive false narratives of barbarous Muslims versus civilized Westerners or peaceful Christians,” pontificated Luther College Professor Todd Green. His April 8 Georgetown University presentation attempted to induce guilt…

by | Apr 12, 2019

Last week USA Today reported on the reaction of officials at Yale Law School to speakers and students who believe in and advocate for religious liberty. Their reaction wasn’t pretty. The initial provocation was the invitation by the Yale Federalist Society…

by | Apr 5, 2019

Do Muslims and Jews have a “shared future” in the U.S. based on a shared past? For the past four years, two Wayne State University academics, Howard Lupovitch and Saeed Khan, have held an annual lecture series entitled “A Shared…

by | Apr 2, 2019

President Donald Trump recently issued a new executive order directing federal agencies to see that U.S. colleges and universities receiving government grants protect free speech rights on campus. The action will be welcome by defenders of the First Amendment. But…

by | Mar 29, 2019

The deterioration of American higher education is a national tragedy. Regarding the current admissions cheating scandal, Alan Dershowitz, who was a Harvard Law School professor for over forty years, said, “It is the tip of a very, very deep iceberg.”…

by | Mar 27, 2019

“Does Candidate #1659-R-18 play the tuba? There’s an urgent note here from the band director. They’re one brass instrument short…”

by | Mar 22, 2019

President Trump’s recent budget proposal calls for reforms to the federal student loan program, so that colleges that “accept taxpayer funds have skin in the game through a student loan risk-sharing program.” Certainly, a change in the student loan program…

by | Mar 19, 2019

I mean, yeah, you’re right: The quest to get your kids into a top college has gotten crazy. We know as much from last week’s news reports about slimy dealings meant to give rich and powerful families an advantage over…

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