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Higher Education

Post-Truth, Climate Change & the Catholic University

WHY DO PEOPLE REJECT THE SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS?

A. James McAdams

October 2019

As the earth was created before man, Pope Francis advises, man is obliged to treat the earth in a manner that is “caring, protecting, overseeing, and preserving.”

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Seeking Knowledge of God through the Experience of Beauty

HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIP IS THE NUCLEUS OF LIFE

Edmund B. Miller

September 2019

Education must do what the word itself promises: lead out, via a pattern, a road. In other words, simply and finally, education must be the experience of beauty.

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Halving & Having the Truth

NEWMAN ON LIBERALISM & ITS LIBERALLY EDUCATED DISCONTENTS

Joshua Hren

September 2019

Through the joys and perils of liberal learning we must ever recollect that only faith seeking understanding properly disposes the intellect toward conformity to Christ.

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You Can Say That?

CURRENT CULTURAL TRENDS ARE HINDERING OUR STUDENTS

Pieter Vree

September 2019

China could well be poised to inherit the earth that the U.S. once commanded — especially if our comparative student bodies are any indication.

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The Myth of Meritocracy

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

June 2019

A meritocracy fits America’s sense of itself as free from the class-based social structures that defined the European countries from which our predecessors fled.

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By the Lakes of Babylon

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

March 2019

Fr. Hesburgh proved to be a perfect avatar for the Notre Dame he created: an endorser of some kind of vaguely conceived “natural religion.”

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The Great Awokening: The Puritan Roots of the Social Justice Warrior

Jason M. Morgan

January-February 2019

Social Justice Warriors behave like cult members. They are little Cromwells who demand Robespierre-level ideological purity of every single person.

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I Am Not White

WHAT CONSTITUTES CULTURE ?

Thomas Storck

November 2018

Public discourse remains limited to material concerns, but what really differentiates human beings is culture, which is founded on religion.

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Can a Return to Augustine Resolve the Current Educational Crisis?

K.F. Stewart

September 2018

A review by K.F. Stewart of On Education, Formation, Citizenship and the Lost Purpose of Learning

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An Extraordinary Educator's Enduring Legacy

Christopher Beiting

September 2018

A review by Christopher Beiting of Francis Bethel, O.S.B's book John Senior and the Restoration of Realism

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"Critical Thinking" in the Postmodern University

GUEST COLUMN

Clifford Staples

September 2017

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The Cult of Diversity at Providence College
January-February 2017

A Catholic college, employing the vague and undefined empty vessel of "diversity," is willingly suppressing its own Catholic culture in favor of an infection with Western sexual obsessions.

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Betraying the Fort

BIDEN & BOEHNER AT NOTRE DAME

John Lyon

September 2016

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Why We Need a New Model of Catholic Higher Education

A GERMINATING IN THE WEEDS OF IDEOLOGICAL SECULARISM

Michael B. Ewbank

September 2016

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Permanent Irresolution & the Art of Making a Public Argument

GUEST COLUMN

Robert Barron

July-August 2016

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The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
June 2016

Pushers of political correctness now desire, if not demand, something called "deep diversity" — that is, eliminating all signs of "whiteness" from campuses across the country.

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Fingers on the Triggers
October 2015

The "trigger warning" movement seeks to scrub college campuses clean of words and ideas that might cause discomfort, hurt feelings, or negative thoughts. Almost everything has this potential.

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How Pro-Lifers Are Saving Higher Education

THE HUMANITIES' HOLLOW HUMANITY

Jason M. Morgan

September 2015

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The Toxic Effects of "Rape-Culture Feminism"

ONE IN FIVE COLLEGE WOMEN SUBJECT TO ASSAULT?

Jeffrey R. Jackson

June 2015

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A Chronicle of Christendom's Decline

Frederick W. Marks

November 2014

A review by Frederick W. Marks of The Crisis of Christendom: 1815-2005: A History of Christendom, Vol. 6

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An Autonomous Philosopher & the Mandatum

ACADEMIC FREEDOM BOUND?

Paul Symington

September 2014

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Hollow Theology
January-February 2013

While Catholic colleges have stronger core requirements than their secular counterparts, most have abolished requirements for students to take Catholic theology courses.

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Ivy League Culture Wars
May 2012

There are campus activists and groups-- who are not necessarily Catholic or even Christian-- at Ivy League colleges fighting for traditional moral values on marriage and sexuality.

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The Marketplace of Ideas -- Command-Economy Style
September 2010

If you want to continue teaching on college campuses, it's best to hold to the politically correct version of the genesis of homosexual orientation.

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Another Victim of Institutional Coddling
September 2010

On at least one college campus, teaching certain aspects of the Catholic faith -- even in the context of a class on Catholicism -- is considered "hate speech."

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When Heteronomy & Autonomy Collide

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO NOTRE DAME?

L. Scott Smith

December 2009

The University of Notre Dame is positioned to ride the wave of American popular culture, and without a fight will go the way of its sister institutions once run by Protestants.

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Notre Dame, R.I.P.

GUEST COLUMN

Michael V. McIntire

July-August 2009

Notre Dame's honoring of President Obama was the full flowering of the university's rebellion against the Magisterium of the Church.

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Classical Education in Southern California
October 2008

Thomas Aquinas College has been providing a superb classical education to students from all over the country for nearly four decades.

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The Secularizing of Catholic Universities

FROM ORTHODOXY TO HERESY

Michael V. McIntire

September 2008

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False Theologians, Then & Now

HENRY VIII & THE DISSENTERS IN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

June 2007

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Is Georgetown Still Catholic?

LAST THINGS

Tom Bethell

May 2006

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Is Providence College All It's Cracked Up to Be?

A CLOSER LOOK

Jeffrey R. Jackson

October 2004

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Keeping the Light Burning

Philip Blosser

January 2003

Reviews of Quality With Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith With Their Religious Traditions by Robert Benne... Higher Learning and Catholic Traditions edited by Robert E. Sullivan

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Let's Abolish Most Catholic Colleges & Universities

IT'S TIME TO TRY SOMETHING ELSE

Marian E. Crowe

June 2001

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Blitzkrieg on the Western Front

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

April 2001

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Student-Professor Sex

THE STENCH OF THE ZOO

J. A. Gray

February 2000

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Homosexual Memoirs for Catholic Freshmen: Why?

NOWHERE NEAR HEAVEN'S COAST

Katherine Kersten

December 1999

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Can We Revitalize Catholic Higher Education?

"UNCATECHIZED CAME I INTO COLLEGE, UNCATECHIZED GO I FORTH"

Marian E. Crowe

September 1999

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Shack-Ups & Shakedowns on Campus
July/August 1999

Just who qualifies as a "partner" in a "partnership"?

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"Catholic Studies": The New Catholic Ghetto

A NEW ELECTIVE AT CATHOLIC COLLEGES: CATHOLICISM!

Nino Langiulli

December 1998

A single program relieves the institution of the responsibility to give the entire curriculum a Catholic character.

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The Rift Between the Finest Minds & The Limp Academics Now in Power

SPOILED AMERICANS, SOFT PROFESSORS & STUNTED STUDENTS

Robert Greer Cohn

September 1998

A “Humanities and Arts Memorial” was held at Stanford in 1995, as top universities worked to destroy Western culture.

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A Voice Crying in the Bewilderedness

J. A. Gray

July/August 1998

Mankind exhibits a passion for knowledge and freedom, and an inveterate tendency to be seduced by counterfeits of knowledge and freedom.

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Should Classes in Catholic Colleges & Universities Begin With Prayer?

IF CRUCIFIXES IN CLASSROOMS, WHY NOT PRAYER?

Gregory R. Beabout

April 1998

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What to Do About Our Largely Secularized Catholic Colleges & Universities?

IT'S TIME FOR THE BISHOPS TO USE THEIR SHEPHERD'S CROOK

Kenneth D. Whitehead

July/August 1997

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To Denigrate "Western Civilization" Is to Disinherit Our Children

NEW WORLD ORDER: HI TECH, NO SOUL

Lawrence D. Hogan

April 1996

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The Nihilism & Atheism of Allan Bloom

HOISTING A STRAUSSIAN CONSERVATIVE WITH HIS OWN PETARD

Philip E. Devine

October 1988

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Shame on You, Harvard!

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

September 1988

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Discovering the Church in Harvard Yard

A "POSITIVELY BIZARRE" CONVERSION

John C. Cort

November 1987

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Academic Fundamentalism?

Robert N. Bellah

July-August 1987

Review of The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom

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Small Gestures

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

January-February 1985

Being clever, brilliant, even what gets called “well-educated” is not to be equated, necessarily, with being considerate, kind, tactful, even plain polite or civil.

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