Higher Education
Krieg Barrie

Off to college

Higher Education | Hundreds of years of bad philosophy are about to immerse your child
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/01/19, 01:37 pm

You’re sending Johnny off to college and keeping your fingers crossed. You’ve heard the statistics about kids losing their faith at university; you believe the price tag is way out of proportion to the product; you know he’ll be paying loans off till he’s 40. But it’s a testimony to the power of tradition and cultural inertia that you’re going ahead with it anyway.

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Oberlin’s fervor

Activism | When ideals harden into ideology, injustices follow
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 7/11/19, 09:43 am

Liberal Arts, released in 2012, is an unassuming film tribute from actor Josh Radnor to his alma mater, Kenyon College. In the film, Radnor’s character is experiencing an early midlife crisis when he receives an invitation to the retirement party of his favorite professor. Returning to campus, he sees from the perspective of a worldly-wise Gen Xer rather than a wide-eyed freshman. The professors are cynical, the students are scary, and the attachment he forms with a quirky freshman girl doesn’t go where they expect—and yet.

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A league of their own

Higher Education | Yale Law School’s response to an LGBT group’s demands raises questions for students concerned about religious liberty
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/25/19, 04:10 pm

At a springtime reception for students admitted to Yale Law School, a quiet question circulated among some prospective members of next fall’s class: Should I still attend Yale?

Aaron Haviland—a third-year law student slated to graduate in May—answered yes: “But it’s a harder decision than when I made it.”

Haviland doesn’t have an acute case of senioritis. But he and other conservative students at the Ivy League law school say they face another condition: a hostile environment for students who defend religious liberty.

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