Gregory Wilbur President of New College Franklin on Christian Liberal Arts Education

Gregory Wilbur is President, Dean, and one of the founders of New College Franklin, a Christian liberal arts school in Tennessee. Wilbur has taught various topics at the college including music, geometry, cosmology, moral philosophy, poetics, as well as preceptorials on the art of film, 20th-century literature, hospitality and cooking, and the Quadrivium.

Education Book Discussion Featuring George Leef

On Thursday, May 26th, the Martin Center will hosted a webinar with its director of editorial content, George Leef, to discuss his first novel, The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale.

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Jenna Robinson on the Model Legislation: End Political Litmus Tests in Education Act

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Education Book Discussion Featuring Mary Grabar

On Wednesday, February 23, the Martin Center welcomed Dr. Mary Grabar to discuss her latest book, Debunking The 1619 Project: Exposing the Plan to Divide America.

Interview with Jacqueline P. Merrill About Bipartisan Policy Center’s Campus Free Expression Project

Last fall, Shannon Watkins spoke with Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill about ways to improve campus free speech. Merrill is director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Campus Free Expression Project.

Millennials Are Dangerous, and We Made Them This Way

Presentation featuring Mark Bauerlein about how the growth of students’ power and moral authority on campus has led to both a decline in academic rigor and the elevation of social justice in American higher education. Bauerlein argues that the fault lies not with the students, but with the faculty members who have willingly ceded their own authority.

Mark Bauerlein is Emeritus Professor of English at Emory University and an editor at First Things magazine. His books include Literary Criticism: An Autopsy (1997), The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (2008), Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906 (2001), and his new book The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults. He lives in Washington, DC.

Frank Hill Discusses the Newly-Founded UNC Free Speech Alliance

The UNC Free Speech Alliance is an alumni-led, independent organization dedicated to free speech, diversity of opinion, stimulating debate, and academic freedom on the UNC-CH campus.

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Critical Social Justice in the UNC System

Shannon Watkins interviews Anna Miller and Scott Yenor about their recent report for the Martin Center discussing critical social justice in the UNC school system.