Feb 18, 2015 ·
Howard Kainz ·
Comments Off on Firing Professor McAdams: When a Catholic university collides with political correctness
Parents of Marquette students can now rest assured that their children in college will be “safe” from homophobic and other politically incorrect indoctrination; professors of philosophy will no longer consider it their “mission” (pace Socrates) to subject widely accepted meanings and values to intensive reexamination; and professors of other subjects who manage their own private blogs now know that what they formerly considered to be “free speech,” even in their extracurricular activities, has now been redefined by their employers.
Feb 16, 2015 ·
Christian D'Andrea ·
Comments Off on There’s a silver lining in Scott Walker’s proposed $300M cut to the University of Wisconsin
Walker’s proposal would make every member of the UW system a public authority—a designation that would allow the state’s universities to take bureaucratic control of their own operations. This would effectively wash away the state’s control over major decisions such as tuition rates, hiring and firing practices, employee compensation, purchasing goods and materials, and construction projects.