The US military was and is desperate to understand the human terrain of the Afghan battlefield. The chief sources of expertise lay in the field of anthropology, but the “American Anthropological Association issued a report condemning the Human Terrain program as a violation of professional ethics”.
But that didn’t stop them, ten years on, [...]
A number of soon-t0-be exquisitely credentialed Harvard students staged a walk-out of Professor Greg Mankiw’s Economic 10 primer last week, in expression of solidarity with the OWS crowd. They wrote an open-letter explaining their actions to an admiring world:
A legitimate academic study of economics must include a critical discussion of both the benefits [...]
The NYT on the phenomenon of college bound students changing their majors from STEM to “other” after the first year’s report card comes in:
Studies have found that roughly 40 percent of students planning engineering and science majors end up switching to other subjects or failing to get any degree. That increases to as [...]
The dean gets that whole “free speech” thing.
Good man himself.
U-Dub prof quotes Mal Reynolds, bringing in the purple bellies:
On September 12, 2011, Professor Miller posted on his office door an image of Nathan Fillion in Firefly and a line from an episode: “You don’t know me, son, so let me explain this to you once: If I ever kill you, you’ll be [...]
Abu Muqawama – AKA Andrew Exum of the Center for New American Security – has the inside scoop on the Pee Haitch Dee track and the Washington Beltway think tank market.
I satisfy myself with the notion that, having carelessly spent my youth flying fighters, I have every intention of spending my [...]
The Reserve Officer Training Corps provides military training and academic scholarships to highly qualified students at civilian universities in exchange for a commitment to serve their country after graduation. During the pot-fogged heady days of the Vietnam War, Columbia other more refined schools of higher learning kicked ROTC to the curb, ostensibly because of [...]
You read recently about Navy providing free science, technology and math classes to qualified applicants.
As I said then, “free” is a pretty good number, but Buick is giving money away, according to email correspondent David Chaitt:
I’d like to extend an invitation to your readers to apply for the first annual Buick Achievers [...]
At least someone’s not afraid to drop them:
Social psychology has long been a haven for left-wing scholars. Jonathan Haidt, one of the best known and most respected young social psychologists, has heaved two bombshells at his field—one indicting it for effectively excluding conservatives (he is a liberal) and the other for what he [...]
The core curriculum at Columbia still requires students to read Pericles’ oration on the advantages of public duty to the city state, according to Jaques Barzun (Columbia, ’27). A recent poll shows that at least 60% of students polled actually understood what they read, as least as impacts a prospective ROTC program at the [...]