Are We Stuck with the Politically Correct University?

Does “political correctness” predominate in American higher education? If so, is that a bad thing? And if it’s a bad thing, can anything be done about it? A new collection of sixteen essays, The Politically Correct University, digs deeply into those questions. The editors (Robert Maranto of the University of Arkansas, Frederick Hess of the American … Continue reading “Are We Stuck with the Politically Correct University?”


Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk

Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk Edited by Richard H. Hersh and John Merrow Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, 244 pages, $24.95 Books critical of higher education in America used to be written almost exclusively by “outsiders” who were armed with well-sharpened philosophical axes – Dinesh D’Souza and Charles Sykes, for example. Today, however, we are … Continue reading “Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk”


Some Colleges Turn Away Top Applicants to Boost Rankings

When it comes to college admissions, some superior students face rejection from less competitive schools. But higher education leaders in North Carolina question whether or not the practice is widespread.