Hello, my name is Liberal America, here to engage you in dialogue. Let’s stipulate, before we begin: College kids are dumb. Okay? Can we move on to Everything Else In The World, now?
Adjunct professors—the worker ants of higher education—are the lowest-paid highly educated workers in America. What could unions do for them? Here is your freaking answer.
Bills quarterback Cardale Jones, who as a Buckeyes freshman tweeted—and then deleted—that “we ain’t come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS” will graduate today from Ohio State with a bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies.
Late last week, Coastal Carolina suspended their entire cheerleading team, wiping them from the school’s athletics website and preventing them from going to nationals. The school confirmed that the team was suspended pending a conduct investigation, but would not elaborate or offer any details.
Today, thousands of graduate students at Cornell University will vote on whether or not to form a union. Fortunately, the school’s deans are on hand to answer all your questions in a distinctly neutral tone of voice.
Today, more than 300 grad student workers at Yale will vote on whether or not they want to unionize. You may be shocked to learn that the powers that be at this enlightened center of liberal learning are not thrilled!
In statements from the school president and athletic director issued Monday, Amherst College announced the suspension of all team activities for its men’s cross country team. The announcement comes one day after the student magazine, The Indicator, published a report that found members of the team being openly racist…
Another Harvard men’s athletics program has been disciplined for creating and maintaining a spreadsheet used to evaluate sexually their female counterparts; unlike the men’s soccer team, the men’s cross country team cooperated with the investigation, leading to a lighter punishment.
Almost three weeks ago, Harvard, the schmanciest and richest college in America, let its low-wage dining hall workers go on strike. This move, we boldly said at the time, was very stupid. So how’s it going?
Harvard University’s dining services workers have been on strike since last week, seeking a living wage and affordable health care. The enlightened leaders of Harvard are not making it easy for students to support them.
At the risk of doomsaying like some David Brooksian “kids these days” reactionary luddite, it must be said: College now seems crueler than ever before.
Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I “tutored” entitled teenagers through the application process. Specifically, and ominously for my later life, I taught them to write a convincing personal essay—a task that generally requires identifying some insight, usually gained over…
When I showed up on the morning of my college graduation, I told whomever was in charge of herding hundreds of hungover almost-grads into a semblance of organization that I had majored in Ancient History.
As threatened earlier this year, Jack Montague—Yale’s former basketball captain, who was expelled on sexual misconduct allegations in March—has filed a civil lawsuit against Yale, claiming that the school, intent on “restoring its tarnished image” of being “soft on male sexual assailants,” manipulated the complainant…
Summer’s just about here, my friends, which means it’s time to drain some brews, grill some hot dogs, and leave an “incredible amount of trash” at lakeside campsites across this great nation. Apparently, some University of Oregon bros hit for that particular cycle this last weekend, and trashed the everliving shit out…
Graduation felt like petering-out more than a crisp conclusion to what was—fill in your own blanks—maybe the most hedonistic, maybe the most edifying, probably the most tumultuous phase of a young life. The whole spectacle was stretched thin over too many days, a slow and tedious death.
At Brigham Young University, the flagship school of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, the Honor Code rules campus life. The Honor Code, a broad and far-ranging document governed by LDS’s Church Education System, covers everything from drinking coffee to a “chaste and virtuous life,” “homosexual behavior,”…