Before we can learn anything from Jonathan Edwards, we first need to humble ourselves as he did on that fateful day in 1734, when he finally admitted that “business as usual” was failing his students.
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January 2, 2017
Comments Off on A Bump in Leadership, Ethics (and Pay): Making a Case for an Arts and Sciences Education
Graduates who report that in college they talked with faculty members about nonacademic and academic subjects outside class are nearly twice as likely to have become leaders in their localities or professions.
History isn’t a ‘useless’ major: It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of
November 7, 2016
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The value of disciplines that prepare students to be critical thinkers escapes any politician who prefers only mindless followers, but one look at your Facebook feed ought to convince you that America needs more critical thinkers, not less.
December 10, 2015
Comments Off on Degrees of Ignorance: The Gutting of Gen Ed, by Michael W. Clune
There is no reason to unduly limit our students’ horizons. Following your interests does not doom you to a life of poverty and struggle. Today’s students are being deprived of that freedom, and we educators are to blame.
December 6, 2015
Comments Off on The Intelligence of Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How Storytelling Rewires Us
The stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what we feel shape our emotional and ethical reality, which of course is the great psychological function of literature and the reason why art can function as a form of therapy.
November 30, 2015
Comments Off on The Illusion of Respectability, by Allen Guelzo
Our mission is simple. And it means death to one of our greatest lusts.
November 19, 2015
Comments Off on What do Recent Campus Protests Mean? NYT, WSJ, CHE, and IHE Disagree
As anger over race relations leads to rallies, sit-ins and several prominent resignations of administrators, experts consider the messages, the tactics and the backlash. Four opinions.
November 18, 2015
Comments Off on Are Doomsday Approaches to the Loss of Faith Among Millennials Accurate? by RJS
Headlines scream … Ex-Christians, Young Adults Leaving the Faith, A Generation of Dropouts, Quitting Church, the Rise of the Nones. We are on the verge of a crisis with faith and the faithful in retreat. Could we be the last Christian generation or have we exaggerated a catastrophic problem?
September 4, 2015
Comments Off on World-Renowned Painter Makoto Fujimura Appointed Director of Fuller Seminary’s Brehm Center
“I hope to be a catalyst for innovation in the future of seminary education, integrating the best of the arts into the church, seeing cities as classrooms for that integration, and helping the church to become the leading practitioner of culture care.” —Mako Fujimura
August 25, 2015
Comments Off on The Coddling of the American Mind, by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.
In Elite Schools’ Vast Endowments, Malcolm Gladwell Sees ‘Obscene’ Inequity in Hoarding Money Intended for Students
August 24, 2015
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“I was going to donate money to Yale. But maybe it makes more sense to mail a check directly to the hedge fund of my choice.” – Malcolm Gladwell (Twitter)
August 4, 2015
Comments Off on Can Religion and Higher Education Coexist? by Q Ideas
Is newer always better? Most people don’t know that current educational practice is less than a century old. Paradoxically, the harder we try to produce great thinkers similar to those of the past, the further we move from the style of education that produced them.
June 29, 2015
Think “boomerang” kids are less mature than their peers? Think again. “The negativity surrounding popular views of intergenerational co-residence casts a pall on what can be (and usually is) a rewarding experience.” -Alicia Patterson, PhD
June 25, 2015
Comments Off on Game of Loans: Democratic Support for Debt-Free College Growing, by Michael Stafford
“It’s potentially a really far-reaching, dramatic reshuffling of higher education,” said Terry Hartle, senior vice president for government relations and public affairs at the American Council on Education.
June 11, 2015
Comments Off on The Attack on Truth: Have we entered an age of willful ignorance? by Lee McIntyre
Reality is failing like the Chesire cat, leaving behind a smile that grows ever more alarming.