Naji Filali dissects Harvard's response to 2012's cheating scandal and discusses the future of the student academic integrity.
On the Newsstand:Ivy League
Even in the military, there are glimmers of the hubris and self-confidence that elite institutions can breed—especially in deep secrecy.
Romney's air of disconnectedness will continue to haunt him in the nominating process.
The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency by Randall Kennedy
Inspired by a friend’s offhand dismissal of Ivy League academics, Michael Cotter of the Crimson argues that the recent backlash against academic elites is dangerous to American politics. Cotter suggests that these often hypocritical accusations of elitism hurt constructive political dialogue and ultimately encourage American ignorance. Read the full article at The Crimson.
“Is there an American ruling class?” and if so, “What does its existence foretell about the state of a society increasingly burdened by man-made catastrophes?”
Donald Trump's accusations regarding President Obama's academic record veer into dangerous racial territory.
[The Supreme Court's] purpose is not to uphold the interests of individuals (at least not directly), but to faithfully interpret the Constitution.
I like to think of David Brooks as The New York Times’ “Chronicler of the Powerful and Rich.” He’s gotten some pretty extravagant (and hilarious) criticism for his work as the Chronicler of the P&R — work which should basically be read as a twice-weekly “What Should I Think?” guide for Upper East Side Manhattanites — but for the most part, honestly, ... Read More
Check out Jon Yip’s post, “The Asian Ceiling” for a review of a Kara Miller’s Boston Globe editorial about Asian discrimination in the college admission process. Asians are the new Jews, Miller explains: In a country built on individual liberty and promise, that feels deeply unfair. If a teenager spends much time studying, excels at an instrument or sport, and ... Read More
Today's colleges welcome Asians with open arms—they just don't want too many of us
Obama would do well to learn from the post-Oslo experiences of two other Presidents The Nobel Prize Committee’s recent decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama touched off a firestorm across the world. Reactions have ranged from rancor from much from the right wing for the supposed lack of justification, to delight from the American left and ... Read More
The NYT came out with Part IV of its “Remade in America” series. It’s a great series, full of the cool graphics that the NYT does so well. But the thesis of the piece, I suggest, is rather obvious (at least to anyone who’s walked around Harvard’s campus lately): immigration really, really helps America. “Every American I’ve talked to says: ... Read More