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The Fallout From Penn State -- From the Desk of the Dean

August 3, 2012

Herb London, John Leo and Anne Neal of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni discuss the role of trustees in light of the recent Penn State scandal.   

"This is a paradigm for broader governance problems throughout higher education. Trustees for many years have seen their role as that of a booster; this helps emphasize that these roles are not just special positions of honor, but in fact are legal fiduciary responsibilities. Trustees must be held accountable to balance athletics and academics." -1:25 (Anne Neal)

For more on this topic see The Freeh Report and the Failure of Trustees.


Herb-London.jpgHerbert I. London

Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.

    

Are You Overpaying for Prestige? - From the Desk of the Dean

June 19, 2012

Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the recent AEI report, "College Rankings Inflation: Are You Overpaying for Prestige?" "One of the things that has happened in the United States is what I would call, the egalitarian impulse--the desire to make everyone appear as though they're doing very well."

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Herb-London.jpgHerbert I. London

Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.

    

Tenure and an Aging Professoriate - From the Desk of the Dean

May 23, 2012

Herb London and Howard Husock discuss issues surrounding tenure and retirement within the academy. "You want to give young people an opportunity to consider and challenge...one of the ways to do that is to allow them to find a place in the academy where they can challenge the older professors."

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Herb-London.jpgHerbert I. London

Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.

    

The Naomi Schaefer Riley Scandal - From the Desk of the Dean

May 10, 2012

Herb London and Howard Husock discuss Naomi Schaefer Riley's firing by the Chronicle of Higher Education. "The case is one of violating the standard of political correctness and for that, she does not deserve the punishment she received."

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Herb-London.jpgHerbert I. London

Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.

    

Politicization of the Universities - From the Desk of the Dean

April 18, 2012

Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the latest California Association of Scholars study on politicization of the universities. "Universities should be predicated on the very simple notion of free and open exchange of opinion--all opinion."

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Herb-London.jpgHerbert I. London

Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.


    

"Kangaroo Courts: the Q&A"

April 5, 2012

Part 1: Part 2:

The lively audience response to speeches given on March 28 by Harvey Silverglate and KC Johnson, with Howard Husock, moderator.

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silverglate.jpgHarvey Silverglate
Harvey Silverglate is an attorney with the Boston firm Zalkind, Rodriguez, Lunt & Duncan LLP. He is also the Co-Founder & Chairman of FIRE, The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Silverglate co-authored The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses.




Johnson.jpgKC Johnson

KC Johnson is a Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. The author of the Blog Durham-in-Wonderland, Professor Johnson is also the co-author of Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustice of the Duke Lacrosse Case.

    

Misconduct Hearings on Campus Are Rotten and Have to Change

April 4, 2012

Remarks delivered at a Manhattan Institute luncheon, March 28, 2012 in New York City. Attorney Harvey Silverglate and Professor Johnson, whose talk is presented here, spoke on "Kangaroo Courts: Yale, Duke and Student Rights." Here is a transcript of this podcast.

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silverglate.jpgHarvey Silverglate
Harvey Silverglate is an attorney with the Boston firm Zalkind, Rodriguez, Lunt & Duncan LLP. He is also the Co-Founder & Chairman of FIRE, The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Silverglate co-authored The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses.

    

What Yale and the Times Did to Patrick Witt

April 3, 2012

Remarks delivered at a Manhattan Institute luncheon, March 28, 2012 in New York City. Professor Johnson and attorney Harvey Silverglate, whose talk will be presented here tomorrow, spoke on "Kangaroo Courts: Yale, Duke and Student Rights." Here is a transcript of this podcast.

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Johnson.jpgKC Johnson

KC Johnson is a Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. The author of the Blog Durham-in-Wonderland, Professor Johnson is also the co-author of Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustice of the Duke Lacrosse Case.

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Sandra Fluke Controversy - From the Desk of the Dean

March 19, 2012

Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke and the resulting protests in Professor Steve Landsburg's classroom.

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Herb-London.jpgHerbert I. London

Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.


    

Race in College Admissions - From the Desk of the Dean

March 9, 2012

Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the important new Supreme Court case Fisher v. Texas and the role of race in college admissions.

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Herb-London.jpgHerbert I. London

Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.


    

Cheating at Claremont - From the Desk of the Dean

March 2, 2012

Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the recent Claremont College SAT scandal.

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Herb-London.jpgHerbert I. London

Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.

    

'Don't Blame the Students'

March 1, 2012

Andrew Hacker, a professor of Political Science at Queens College, discusses his new book, Higher Education?, with MindingTheCampus.com editor John Leo. Here is a transcript of this podcast.

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Andrew Hacker.JPGAndrew Hacker

Andrew Hacker is an American political scientist, public intellectual, and currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Queens College. He is also the co-author of Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids--and What We Can Do About It, with Claudia Dreifus. Professor Hacker is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books (NYRB).


    

The Morality of College Sports - From the Desk of the Dean

February 2, 2012

Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the morality of college athletics.

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Herbert I. London
Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.


    Richard Arum

When Disengaged Students Graduate

January 29, 2012

Richard Arum, professor of Sociology and Education at New York University, discusses his new report following up on the status of the students observed in his book, Academically Adrift, with MindingTheCampus.com editor John Leo.

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Richard Arum.gifRichard Arum

Richard Arum is a professor in the Department of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. He is also director of the Education Research Program of the Social Science Research Council and the author of Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority in American Schools.

    Herbert I. London

The Ethics of Admission - From the Desk of the Dean

January 18, 2012

Herb London and Howard Husock discuss two situations in the United Kingdom and the controversial admission of political figures from the Middle East.

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Herb-London.jpgHerbert I. London

Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.

    Richard Arum

Academically Adrift

Richard Arum, professor of Sociology and Education at New York University, discusses his book, Academically Adrift, with MindingTheCampus.com editor John Leo.

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Richard Arum.gifRichard Arum
Richard Arum is professor in the Department of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. He is also director of the Education Research Program of the Social Science Research Council and the author of Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority in American Schools.

    Peter Sacks

Are Too Many People Going to College? Part II

January 17, 2012

Peter Sacks, author of Tearing Down the Gates, discusses whether college is right for everyone with MindingTheCampus.com editor John Leo.

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Peter Sacks
Peter Sacks is an author, economist, essayist, and social critic. His most recent book is Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education. He is also the author of Standardized Minds: The High Price of America's Testing Culture and What We Can Do to Change It. As a newspaper journalist, Sacks covered business and economics and completed several awarding-winning journalism projects, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination. He taught college journalism and writing for four years.

    George Leef

Are Too Many People Going to College?

George Leef discusses whether college is right for everyone with MindingTheCampus.com editor John Leo. 

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George Leef.jpgGeorge Leef
George Leef is director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. He taught courses in law and economics at Northwood University in Midland, MI from 1980 through 1989 and has served as book review editor of The Freeman, the magazine of the Foundation for Economic Education, since 1997. He is the author of Free Choice for Workers: A History of the Right to Work Movement and edited the book Educating Teachers: The Best Minds Speak Out. He has published numerous articles in magazines and newspapers.

    Clayton M. Christensen

The Online Threat to Traditional Universities

December 15, 2011

Clayton Christensen, professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, discusses his new book, The Innovative University, with MindingTheCampus.com editor John Leo.

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Thumbnail image for Clayton Christensen.jpgClayton M. Christensen
Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology & Operations Management and General Management faculty groups. He is best known for his study of innovation in commercial enterprises. His first book is The Innovator's Dilemma.

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    Herbert I. London

Are College and University Presidents Paid Too Much? - From the Desk of the Dean

December 14, 2011

Part 1


Part 2

This podcast by Herbert I. London on the high and rapidly rising compensation for college and university presidents is the first in a series that will run here under the title "From the Desk of a Dean." Dr. London, the author of 15 books, is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.

The issue of presidents' pay has been dominating education news for several days, giving rise to the charge that many colleges have been enriching their chief executives at the expense of those who teach.  The Chronicle of Higher Education, in its December 9 print edition, ran a 4-page story headlined "Pay Gap Widens Between Presidents and Faculty."

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Herbert I. London
Herbert I. London is president emeritus of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, he founded the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts. He served as the school's dean for 20 years.


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