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Bang for Your Buck: Florida State University

December 5, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |

Florida State University (FSU) is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida. The university features over 110 facilities,… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Georgia Southern University

November 27, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |

Georgia Southern University is a public research university and the largest center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia. The… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Southwest Baptist University

November 13, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |

Southwest Baptist University has been named one of the nation’s Best Private Colleges for Minimizing Student Debt by LendEDUContinue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Bluefield College

November 6, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |

Bluefield College is a small, Christian liberal arts college quietly nestled in southern Virginia. It is situated several miles away from the West… Continue Reading >>

The Defense of Foreign Language Requirements

October 31, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |

American colleges and universities play a significant role in creating global citizens. One of best ways for students to engage as global citizens is to learn a foreign language. This month, faculty from… Continue Reading >>

Examining the Value of Literature

September 19, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |


Literature is one of the greatest teachers for the… Continue Reading >>

Intern Blog: Dead Languages: Is Higher Education Ignoring Foreign Language Requirements?

August 14, 2017 by Devon Landis |

Fewer and fewer colleges are requiring a full liberal arts core curriculum as part of their general education requirements. Still, many students are required to take writing, literature, and history classes… Continue Reading >>

Intern Blog: Military Colleges Make the Grade on General Education

August 10, 2017 by Adam Niehoff |

American military colleges produce disciplined leaders that are prepared for national service in one of the four American service branches. Often these institutions are extremely selective and require letters… Continue Reading >>

Intern Blog: Want Heightened Sensitivity on College Campuses? Reintroduce a Core Curriculum

August 26, 2016 by Nayeli Riano |

In recent years, college campuses have been riven by controversies: literature purges, campus Continue Reading >>

Intern Blog: Misdirected Demand for Transparency Imperils Religious Liberty in Education

August 4, 2016 by Margaret Youngblood |

Under newly proposed modifications to SB 1146, which have passed the state Senate and are… Continue Reading >>

Intern Blog: Towards a True Civic Education

July 28, 2016 by Nathaniel Urban |

What does it mean to be an American? That seems like a simple question every American college student should be able to answer. For a majority of students, however, it is not so simple. Most college students… Continue Reading >>

America Has to Stop Paying Lip Service to STEM

December 15, 2015 by Eric Bledsoe |

Peruse any news or education policy site today, regardless of its political bias, and you'll hear a common narrative: the U.S. is not preparing today's students for tomorrow's jobs. Almost anyone… Continue Reading >>

What Are Students Learning? Sadly, Not Much …

October 15, 2014 by ACTA|

What are students getting from America’s colleges and universities for the tens of thousands of dollars they are paying in tuition? Certainly not a real liberal arts education.

Today, ACTA… Continue Reading >>

Reflecting on Constitution Day 2014

September 17, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

If you’re like us, you were very excited for Constitution Day today. Maybe you even got out your tri-cornered party hat and a fresh set… Continue Reading >>

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