The Public Intellectual

Writing in the New York Times today, Michael Bérubé, professor at Penn State and once perhaps the preeminent academic blogger in the country (he has since turned to other activities), addresses the child rape scandal from the perspective of the faculty. In doing so, he faced a difficult task: as Paterno Family Professor of Literature, … Continue reading The Public Intellectual

"Researchiness"

One of the facts of American education that David Horowitz dearly longs to change is that university policies aren’t laws. The title of a new piece, “Breaking the Law at Penn State,” that he co-authored with Jacob Laskin, refers to a reaffirmation of student rights that Horowitz wants to claim credit for, though it is … Continue reading "Researchiness"