The Future of American Higher Education

Megan McCardle of The Atlantic recently wrote a provocative piece suggesting numerous ways in which American higher education could adapt to fit a modern, technology-driven society.  Her comments were no-holds-barred when it comes to the question of the “practicality” of a liberal arts degree.  Here’s a bit of what she said: Online education will kill the liberal arts [Read More...]

Pastor Calls for More Sex; Celebrity “Rehab”?

I’ve been websurfing a bit this morning, and I can’t limit myself to citing just one article.  So here are a number of especially compelling pieces for you to check out: 1.  Stanley Fish just wrote an interesting piece on academic freedom for the New York Times.  Quick excerpt: “Indeed, to emphasize the “personal” is [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, July 4, 2008

1. The New York Times is chronicling the changes on American college campuses as professors whose careers began in the ’60s retire. Perhaps we’ll see more of an openness to conservatives in the future. One can hope so. 2. It’s Nadal-Federer in the Wimbledon final. How shocking. 3. Historical theologian (the best kind, natch) Carl [Read More...]


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