Day: March 13, 2013

The Anti-Bullying Panic Makes it to College

Reposted from Open Market   We live in a culture where harsh but truthful criticism, or exposure of wrongdoing, is viewed by some as “bullying,” especially when it affects someone’s inflated “self-esteem.”   Some examples:         DePaul University has punished a student for publicizing the names of fellow students who admitted vandalizing […]

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What Happened at Harvard: Professors Are Employees

The lesson to draw from the Harvard email episode is simple: a university is a business and everyone who works there is an employee.  The Harvard administration combed through email accounts of resident deans in order to track down leaks regarding last year’s cheating scandal. The cheating happened last year when students were discovered to […]

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