Notable and Quoted: Ben Sasse at University

Notable and Quoted: Ben Sasse at University

Nov. 2, 2022 6:38 PM ET Ben Sasse speaks at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Oct. 10. Photo: Dirk Shadd/Zuma Press From Sen. Ben Sasse’s testimony Tuesday before the University of Florida Board of Trustees, which was considering his nomination for university president: I am a romantic when it comes to the importance … Read more

Why are our attention spans shortening?

Why are our attention spans shortening?

Editor’s note: In this vision of the future, students discuss declining attention spans. Next week we will ask, “Some colleges use race as a factor when admitting applicants. Should colleges continue to be able to admit students based on race? Or should we oppose affirmative action on college campuses?“ Students must click here to submit … Read more

A Big Moment for Title IX Due Process on Campus

A Big Moment for Title IX Due Process on Campus

Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in 2020. Photo: Matt York/Associated Press College students have received more due process protections recently, but the Biden Administration has other ideas. That’s an important takeaway from a new report from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, or FIRE. Every year since 2017, the non-profit civil-liberties group has … Read more

Affirmative Action Reveals the Secret Meaning of Equity

Affirmative Action Reveals the Secret Meaning of Equity

It has taken too long, but the Supreme Court has finally put the progressive ideal of equality on the case. In two separate cases Monday, the high court heard Students for Fair Admissions argue that Harvard’s and the University of North Carolina’s use of racial preferences in admissions is unconstitutional and in violation of the … Read more

Iranian protesters defy military calls to stay at home

Iranian protesters defy military calls to stay at home

Iranian student protesters defied calls to end demonstrations by one of the country’s top military commanders, facing down security forces at universities and in the streets of several cities on Monday. Major General Hossein Salami, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, on Saturday issued his warning to young protesters, saying they had been … Read more

Can Harvard discriminate by race forever?

Can Harvard discriminate by race forever?

The US Supreme Court building in Washington on Monday. Photo: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS Supreme Court justices showed the utmost patience Monday in hearing nearly four hours of argument in a pair of major cases involving race and college admissions. But the argument was worth the time because it revealed some unhappy truths about those who believe … Read more

After record year, college scholarship returns fall into negative territory

After record year, college scholarship returns fall into negative territory

Investment returns for university endowments have fallen back to earth after posting their biggest gains in a generation the year before, reflecting a dramatically changed investment environment in which stocks, bonds and other assets have sold off sharply. The grant to Washington University in St. Louis lost 10.6% in the fiscal year ended June 30, … Read more

Rule to speed up student loan forgiveness for defrauded borrowers goes into effect in July

Rule to speed up student loan forgiveness for defrauded borrowers goes into effect in July

New rules ‘will end the bureaucratic nightmare of the past’, Education Minister Miguel Cardona said. Photo: Evan Vucci/Associated Press 31 October 2022 at 10:42 a.m. ET The Biden administration will make it easier for students defrauded by for-profit schools to get federal student loan forgiveness under new rules set to take effect July 1, establishing … Read more

Affirmative Action Mocks Ethnic Diversity

Affirmative Action Mocks Ethnic Diversity

Arlington, Va. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Monday whether racial preferences in college admissions are illegal. David Bernstein argues they’re irrational. The argument at the high court is that Harvard and the University of North Carolina unlawfully discriminate against Asian-Americans to hold down their numbers and ensure a diverse student body. But what … Read more

The Supreme Court and racial preferences

The Supreme Court and racial preferences

A major triumph of 20th century American government was the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It broke the back of Jim Crow and upheld the principle that no one should be discriminated against because of his race. The Supreme Court has a chance to reaffirm that important American principle on Monday when it hears challenges … Read more