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The Duthu Denouement

The Duthu Denouement

Professor N. Bruce Duthu was nominated to be the next dean of faculty this past March. Last week, under pressure from what the administration deemed “external audiences,” Duthu withdrew his… Read more »

The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

The legendary T. S. Eliot wrote in his 1942 poem “Little Gidding:” What we call the beginning is often the end And to make and end is to make a… Read more »

On Witch Hunts and Intellectual Diversity

On Witch Hunts and Intellectual Diversity

Over the past few decades, it has grown apparent that political conflict is a feature, not a bug, of the modern college campus. Since the student movements of the 1960s, college… Read more »

Face-Off: In Favor of the Humanities

Face-Off: In Favor of the Humanities

As you stumble out of a pregame in the River headed towards Frat Row—your vision blurry not only from the alcohol, but also from the bright pastel shorts that seem… Read more »

Face-Off: The STEM Perspective

Face-Off: The STEM Perspective

October 2012. I sit down at my computer, open Google Docs, and type my name in the upper left corner. A one page paper on the illegitimacy of love at… Read more »

A Modern Education

A Modern Education

French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote in his 1762 Treatise on Education that “We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we… Read more »

The Problems of Affirmative Action

The Problems of Affirmative Action

After much “shutting up and listening” and “educating themselves”, most conservatives should now be able to accept the fact that institutionalized racism does indeed exist—in the form of the practice… Read more »

The Roast of Rebecca Biron

The Roast of Rebecca Biron

President Phil Hanlon’s brilliant mind brought us a number of notable personnel decisions, the highlights of which include Provost Carolyn Dever, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Inge-Lise Ameer, and Dean… Read more »

Liberty and Ideology

Liberty and Ideology

In his 1882 manuscript God and the State, Russian anarchist and philosopher Mikhail Bakunin wrote that “The liberty of man consists solely in this: that he obeys natural laws because… Read more »

Our Mutual Respect

Our Mutual Respect

In his 1961 Farewell Address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued a solemn warning, stating that “This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and… Read more »