Education

japan

Why ‘safe spaces’ are nowhere to be seen on Japan’s college campuses

February 25, 2020 11:39 am

Japan is like Switzerland in the culture wars, a safe haven where the hostilities raging elsewhere can be observed but avoided

feminism

Left-wing feminism is no ally of women

February 24, 2020 11:26 am

Capitalism may not always improve women’s lives as fast as we’d like, but it does provide steadily increasing freedom

epic

An epic mistake from one of the world’s best universities

February 21, 2020 1:39 pm

This Homer and Virgil business at Oxford is actually a proxy war

education

Bloomberg’s education policies deserve much more scrutiny

February 21, 2020 9:12 am

He got grilled about everything else on Wednesday — why not this?

espinoza

Espinoza v. Montana is about families, not religion

February 6, 2020 9:03 am

Is it appropriate for federal funds to be used to enroll students at religious schools?

high-schoolers

We’re all high-schoolers now

February 3, 2020 12:05 pm

In the age of social media, we have the largest mobs in the history of mankind

nathan cofnas philosophers

Academics are trying to get my paper retracted — and some of them haven’t even read it

January 31, 2020 4:14 pm

Philosophy is ultimately about questioning orthodoxies and challenging taboos

yale art history

Stalin at Yale

January 28, 2020 3:05 pm

Art history for the age of identity politics

canceled

So you’ve been canceled. Here’s how to fight back

January 24, 2020 12:53 pm

Let’s make 2020 the year cancel culture gets canceled

sarah lawrence college higher education

A new mob at Sarah Lawrence College

January 24, 2020 12:29 pm

Hope for Gen Z?

defend

Defend your friends

January 22, 2020 4:48 am

The silence of decent people allows the bullies to get away with it

freedom

2019 was not a good year for freedom of speech

January 11, 2020 8:50 am

Is everything rosy in the groves of academe?

college food

The real reason for college food fights

December 2, 2019 2:55 pm

Scarcely a month passes without a food-related scandal causing uproar on campus

bucharest

Why is there more intellectual freedom in Bucharest than Cambridge?

November 27, 2019 1:54 pm

The students in Romania were doing what students are supposed to do: hearing each side of the argument

unread library

How to converse with know-it-alls

November 26, 2019 9:43 am

Exposing the Unread Library Effect

transracial

Finally, the transracial community are gaining recognition

November 18, 2019 1:47 pm

All thanks to a British higher education union

asians

Asians are doing too well — they must be stopped

November 13, 2019 9:52 am

The Asian American success story catastrophically undermines the assumptions behind affirmative action

Northwestern University

A journalism lesson from Northwestern

November 12, 2019 6:58 pm

While the student journalists deserve criticism, they might benefit from some sympathy as well

ben shapiro

Ben Shapiro and the extreme nonsense of the horseshoe theory

November 10, 2019 4:53 pm

It brings no fortune and a great deal of confusion

andrei serban

Andrei Serban and the importance of acting out

November 10, 2019 2:19 pm

His style of hands-on direction — honest critique without regard for feelings or compassion — led students to serious artistic breakthroughs

left-wing

Why are young people so left-wing?

October 30, 2019 2:52 pm

Left-wing professors think it’s their responsibility to open their students’ eyes to injustice

leaders

Where are world leaders educated?

October 23, 2019 1:45 pm

The US has just overtaken Britain in the number of world leaders educated at the country’s universities

yale colleges

Colleges should be ‘islands of excellence’

October 18, 2019 1:52 pm

Scarcely a month passes without some distinguished professor being targeted for defenestration

harold bloom

Harold Bloom, the Falstaff of lit crit

October 15, 2019 12:12 pm

Bloom was a working-class Jew from the Bronx who, like Saul Bellow, had autodidactified himself to the gills despite being in the university

adderall

Grade A: what Adderall has taught me

October 5, 2019 1:19 pm

‘Come to think of it, no. I’ve never had a patient, once prescribed, go off them’