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Accreditation for Me But Not for Thee

July 17, 2014 by


A recent article appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, in which the author, Peter Conn, a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, took issue with the accreditation of certain kinds of Christian universities. The article, entitled “The Great Accreditation Farce,” begins on what I would consider to be a positive note, by […]

The Sexual Assault Scandal and Defending George Will

June 12, 2014 by


In a recent column in the Washington Post, the journalist George Will wrote a column on sexual assault entitle “Colleges Become Victims of Progressivism”  (June 6, 2014) in which he was critical of the Department of Justice’s new standards for proving sexual assault on college campuses and skeptical of the statistics backing those new standards.  […]

First Lady Food Frenzy

May 27, 2014 by


The First Lady Michelle Obama is at it again.  Reacting to her critics she has reiterated the necessity of food regulations for school lunch programs.  Many schools and districts have complained about the rules, arguing that they are restrictive.  Economists and policy analysts have also criticized the rules, designed to limit fat, calorie, sugar and […]

Bryan College & Academic Freedom in an Age of Commencement Dis-invitations

May 23, 2014 by


To have academic freedom or not to have academic freedom–is that really the question? Recent news is littered with stories of academic freedom. Bryan College, my alma mater, is in turmoil over a clarification to its doctrinal statement (as well as other issues, I am sure). By attempting to solidify its position on Creation, the […]

Follow-Up on Bryan College–And for All Christian Colleges and Schools

May 22, 2014 by


It looks like Bryan College is in the news again, this time in an article of May 20 in the New York Times.  Congratulations Bryan.  You now have equaled Cedarville University for the number of times you have been in the “Gray Lady.”  But to the serious issues raised.  Again, the hubub centers on the […]

“We Don’t Need No Education. Teacher Leave them Kids Alone.”

May 11, 2014 by


I am a bit torn as to what to write about today, there are so many interesting and important subjects.  But I dedicate this day to all of the “sister” schools of Cedarville University, especially Bryan College in Tennessee.  If they care to read I would also dedicate this blog (to modify a phrase used […]

She Didn’t Make the Grade

May 5, 2014 by


Another commencement speaker bit the dust, as Condoleesa Rice, former Secretary of State, withdrew from her appointment to speak at Rutgers University, the New Jersey flagship institution of higher (or lower) education, due to the vocal and aggressive protests by a handful of faculty and students.  Now let me say that I was not in […]