The Naval Academy is changing its core curriculum to include two courses on cyber security. These are the first major changes to the curriculum in ten years:
The first course will be required next spring for freshmen, or plebes, in the Class of 2015, Academic Dean Andrew Phillips told the school’s civilian oversight board [...]
SecNav Ray Mabus and Harvard President Drew Faust have agreed to let NROTC back to the iviest of the Ivies, now that the military has – largely – conformed itself to the academy’s sensibilities:
The agreement upholds Harvard’s promise to bring ROTC back to campus following the repeal by Congress of a ban on [...]
Iowahawk abandons his usual schtick to challenge a Nobel Prize winner’s math:
(Krugman’s) point being, I suppose, is that unionized teachers stand as a thin chalk-stained line keeping Wisconsin from descending into the dystopian non-union educational hellscape of Texas. Interesting, if it wasn’t complete bullshit.
As a son of Iowa, I’m no stranger to [...]
In many college campuses, incoming freshmen are assigned a book to read during their pre-term summer, or in the early weeks of the first semester. The theory is that the students will be “grounded” in at least one book before branching off in their separate threads. Would you like to know what’s being assigned?
Ecce: An example of the Wisconsin public school educatorate.
Subscribes to the “learning through repetition” theory of pedagogy, I gather.
At Columbia, where at least some of the students appear to have learned nothing and forgotten nothing through their disgraceful treatment of a wounded veteran.
To the school’s credit, these students probably came to Columbia as boorish brats.
To the school’s discredit, it also appears that they’ll leave that way.
When it comes to the issue of on-campus ROTC, some Stanford professors are still not ready to play nice:
History professor Bart Bernstein, who helped lead the movement against ROTC 40 years ago, disapproved of ROTC for several additional reasons. “It requires that the faculty be appointed by the Pentagon, not by the university. [...]
The long, Gramscian march through the institutions has nearly arrived at its terminus:
An unprecedented study that followed several thousand undergraduates through four years of college found that large numbers didn’t learn the critical thinking, complex reasoning and written communication skills that are widely assumed to be at the core of a college education.
It ain’t what it used to be:
The University of Illinois has fired an adjunct professor who taught courses on Catholicism after a student accused the instructor of engaging in hate speech by saying he agrees with the church’s teaching that homosexual sex is immoral.
The professor, Ken Howell of Champaign, said his firing [...]
It isn’t wise to criticize, in Spain:
Spain’s Dr. Gabriel Calzada — the author of a damning study concluding that Spain’s “green jobs” energy program has been a catastrophic economic failure — was mailed a dismantled bomb on Tuesday by solar energy company Thermotechnic…
The bomb threat is just the latest intimidation Dr. Calzada [...]