College students: Before you ask “Who’s teaching us?” ask yourself “What have I learned?”

By |April 12th, 2016|Categories: Education, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) There is more bad news out of US college campuses. At Stanford, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, a group called Who’s Teaching Us (WTU) has been campaigning [...]

Kindergarchy and our clash of civilizations

By |December 5th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

(By Melanie Sturm, ’76 Contributor) With the civilized world reeling from the Islamic State’s “no lives matter” terrorism, it’s worth recalling how Gen. George Patton inspired college-age GIs to vacate their safe spaces for D-Day’s [...]

Two tales of two places: one tragic, one ridiculous

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) The events in France shock and anger, yes, but a little less so with each report of some new terrorist act somewhere in the world. While one would hope the act [...]

The Red Guards on America’s campuses

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Education, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) If you never heard of the term "Red Guards," allow me to fill you in. During Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution movement (1966-1976), many over-zealous Chinese college students began referring to [...]

Graduation advice for troubled times

By |June 6th, 2015|Categories: Ideas|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It’s not a “Mad Max” world into which students are graduating, but it’s a mad, mad one, fraught with genocidal fanaticism, proliferating scandals and morally deficient leadership. As terrorists claimed swaths of Iraq and Syria [...]

Commentary: Exaggerating campus rape does not provide solutions

By |August 9th, 2014|Categories: Culture Wars|Tags: , , , , |

If you believe statistics mouthed by your president, and if you still define rape as it has been traditionally defined — sexual intercourse without consent, usually using force — our universities have become some of the most dangerous places in the world. […]

Sturm: Universities and bureaucracies: close-minded havens

By |June 7th, 2014|Categories: Ideas, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |

“I’m not young enough to know everything,” Oscar Wilde observed, as if reflecting on the Great Commencement Speaker Flap of 2014. However, Jimi Hendrix was young when he offered advice that today’s college students should [...]