Even in America's fractious conservative movement, you don't often see William F. Buckley Jr. and George Will facing off on opposite sides of an issue...
In 2004 Cypress Semiconductor chief executive officer T.J. Rodgers waged a successful insurgent campaign -- the first in 24 years -- for election to the Dartmouth board against three candidates selected by the alumni council nominating committee...
The Wall Street Journal commented eloquently in a recent editorial on the choice that confronts Dartmouth alumni today (voting continues through October 31): Since 1891, Dartmouth has been among the handful of colleges and universities that allows alumni to elect leaders directly...
Delivering his first State of the Union address to a Democratic-controlled Congress, President Bush hopes to balance a rebuke of his Iraq policy already promised by lawmakers with a high-profile invitation to cooperate on vexing domestic problems...
The New Yorker has chosen to welcome the new decade by publishing an obituary: 45 years after the founding of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, the magazine lets us know in its Jan. 4 issue, the campus protest movement is dead. . . .
J.S. Mill's idea of a university, and our own.
Stephen H. Haber, the Helen and Peter Bing Senior Fellow at Hoover and the A. A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in Stanford’s Department of Political Science, was announced as the recipient of the 2012 Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize at Stanford University. This is the second major teaching award Haber received during graduation week; at the graduation ceremony, Haber accepted the Walter G. Gores Teaching Award.
The following Hoover fellows and task force members are part of a broad group of educators, business people, and labor leaders who oppose the call for a nationalized curriculum for public schools across the nation.
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Why is the quality of teachers so low? Just try getting rid of a bad one. Hoover media fellow Peter Schweizer explains.
Among the awards to Stanford faculty, the Walter G. Gores Award is considered the university's highest teaching honor. Stephen H. Haber, the Helen and Peter Bing Senior Fellow at Hoover and the A. A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in Stanford’s Department of Political Science, was the senior faculty member selected to receive the 2012 award. The Gores Award, which honors excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, will be presented at the university commencement on June 17.
Is Charles Darwin’s theory fundamentally deficient? David Berlinski makes his case, noting that most species enter the evolutionary order fully formed and then depart unchanged. Where there should be evolution, there is stasis. So, was Darwin wrong?
The major media warned of a movement growing among parents and educators to curtail testing for promotion or graduation.
Grading scales may have drifted in the school so that most grades are As and Bs, without improvements in achievement.
Rhoda Rabkin on The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy by Nicholas Lemann and Standardized Minds: The High Price of America’s Testing Culture by Peter Sacks
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
As his classic work is republished, Robert Conquest reflects on how it threw open the doors of the Gulag’s secrets.
Technology is marvelous, and marvelously oversold. By Niall Ferguson.
In June the Supreme Court issued a definitive—if narrow—ruling that permits the consideration of race in university admissions. This may have been bad law—but was it a bad decision? By Robert Zelnick.