Should College Students Be Suspended for Sending Stupid Emails?

Will any college male athletic teams be available to compete by the end of 2017? Last month, Princeton became the latest in a growing list of universities to suspend one of its teams as a result of sexually explicit emails sent among team members. “The behavior that we have learned about is simply unacceptable,” the school’s … Continued

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Forgive and Forget – But Not with Student Loans

At seventeen years old, while applying to college, I had a fairly one-track mind: I was going to my dream school. I applied to one other school that had a relationship with aforementioned dream school, so that if something went wrong with my application, I could always easily transfer to dream school from the school … Continued

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Is the PC Tide Turning on College Campuses?

Colleges are where you go to learn about the world and expand your experiences beyond those of your home town and its parochial groupthink. On a modern college campus, you will encounter people with different views, experiences, and values, and that’s part of what makes college a stepping-stone from childhood into the bigger world of … Continued

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Yes, There Is Life After Majoring in English

In 1967, the core humanities disciplines—including English, literature, languages, history, philosophy, and classics—accounted for more than 17 percent of all bachelor’s degrees conferred in the United States. By 2014, they accounted for only 6.1 percent, their lowest share on record. Those figures come from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, which also reports that … Continued

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Another Yale Fail

In what can only be characterized as a new low in the university building re-naming mania, Yale University, an alma mater of which I am increasingly embarrassed, has recently seen fit to establish a “Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming.” Needless to say, the committee, composed of faculty, alumni and students, has, as a matter … Continued

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Do Men Need Safe Spaces?

Imagine the howls of social justice outrage if a major university’s Men’s Studies Department (if that were even a thing) created a program for women to re-examine and deconstruct their toxic femininity, or if a White Studies Department (bear with me here) launched a program for blacks to rethink and dismantle their toxic blackness, or … Continued

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What Tocqueville Can Teach Us About Microaggressions

The 2016-17 academic year has begun across American college campuses with many of last year’s controversies continuing to seize headlines. At the University of Chicago in August, Dean of Students John Ellison addressed a now-infamous letter to the incoming undergraduate class of 2020, saying, “We expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous … Continued

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Racially Segregated Housing, Sex Bans, and Speech Codes: Welcome to College!

You might not have noticed with all the yelling and childish behavior going on in the presidential election these last few weeks, but college students are back on campus for another semester. Let us hope they have recovered from whatever problematic assaults were visited upon their sensibilities while existing for an entire summer outside the … Continued

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Hey You Guys – You Can’t Say “You Guys” Anymore

On campus, political correctness has become the Santa Claus who offers no presents. It sees you when you’re sleeping. It knows when you’re awake. It’s definitely making lists and checking them twice, and you’d better be correct for correctness’ sake. Otherwise you won’t even get a lump of coal, just a letter informing you how … Continued

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