Day: September 28, 2010

Women Earn More PhDs than Men Do—Time to Rejoice?

It was a “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” moment at the Council of Graduate Schools, which reports that last year the number the number of women receiving doctoral degrees exceeded the number of men with newly minted Ph.D.’s for the first time in U.S. academic history. In 2009, according to the council’s report dated […]

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A Few Words from Harvey Mansfield

Over at Uncommon Knowledge, the National Review interview show hosted by Peter Robinson, there is a long interview with Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield “on the state of the American academy.” It is absoltuely, positively essential viewing. Here are some intriguing quotes: Robinson: “Why are the faculty at so many impressive institutions so monolithically to the […]

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