Archive for the ‘Campus life’ Category
“The most miserable, neurotic and obsessive collection of individuals he had ever met.” That’s Jim Webb’s description of his fellow students at Georgetown Law. I can’t disagree with a word of that, even though I graduated from GULC decades after Webb.
My son (2 years old) is in bed right now, but on the monitor, we can hear him saying “Let’s go, Hoos!” to himself. Poor kid. He’s in for a lifetime of disappointments if he’s a Hoo fan, and I can only blame myself.
I had read an article about this incident at Columbia University, but I hadn’t seen the footage until my brother (who’s living in China, which makes this discussion interesting) sent me the link to the video: Glenn Reynolds calls them “Brownshirts at Columbia” before quoting this editorial about the affair: The thugs should be expelled from Columbia [...]
This letter in the Cavalier Daily (one of UVa’s student papers) made me cringe: As a member of the Class of 2007, I was impressed to see that our class has already raised over one million dollars through the Class Giving Campaign. While a few of our members have already designated their gifts, I would [...]
Man, this really makes me feel old: Each August since 1998, as faculty prepare for the academic year, Beloit College in Wisconsin has released the Beloit College Mindset List. A creation of Beloitâ€™s Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride and Public Affairs Director Ron Nief, it looks at the cultural touchstones that have shaped the [...]
Michael Barone: “Diversity outweighs freedom on campus.” Anyone surprised?
From this Time Magazine, in an article about the Network of Enlightened Women: Karin Agness, a recent graduate of the University of Virginia (UVA), got the idea for NeW when she returned to college after a summer spent interning for Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) in Washington. “I loved being around other conservative women and wanted to [...]
Now the University of Virginia is podcasting “lectures, speeches, and other events of interest to the University community.” The online revolution marches on.
The Smyth County Conservative, Adam Tolbert, graduated this weekend from another school that's close to my heart (since my wife and parents graduated from there, and I'm an adjunct faculty member), UVa-Wise. Congrats, Adam!
Congratulations, CR, on graduating from The University. You've accomplished something of which you should be very proud. Two more years until my youngest brother graduates. That's difficult to believe.
The departure of five professors from Patrick Henry College in Loudoun County strikes me as a big deal. Marc Fisher had a thoughtful blog post on the situation and it has attracted 139 comments at last count. Professors leaving in protest over alleged curbs on academic freedom would be a big deal anywhere, but it doesn't happen [...]
Amy Gardner of the Washington Post has a story on a number of young (18-40, the 40 year olds love that spread!) candidates for local office, mostly in and around Loudoun County. Many of the young candidates are products of Patrick Henry College: Patrick Henry College has sent scores of students to internships and jobs [...]
It appears that the conservatives at UVa are mobilizing: Cough it up The living-wage debate has taken center stage at the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819. Students and professors on the historic campus have created a Living Wage Campaign, which received 80 percent approval in a [...]
The Republican Party of Virginia spotlights a different grassroots activist every so often. This week, the honoree is Adam Tolbert, the Smyth County Conservative. A worthy individual if ever there were one. Adam is a senior at UVa-Wise. He's a good young conservative, even if he didn't enroll in the course that I'm [...]
When I was a student at UVa (which wasn't that long ago), the Honor System was the foundation of the entire University community. I'm very disappointed to see the debate that's taking place now...and concerned for the future of the school that I love.
Marc Fisher of the WaPo, who has scored tickets to Indianapolis, is trying to be a one man ground zero for the George Mason Patriots' appearance in the Final Four. He's got a column, a blog post, and his chat. I've loved GMU's run. I'll be rooting for them Saturday night, but I think [...]
I can't get enough of George Mason. I've read every article ESPN.com has to offer, as well as all the local takes. I have Patriot Fever! Over at NRO, John J. Miller has this great piece on George Mason Law School, the "law school with a twist." Good reading.
Gene Nichol, President of The College of William and Mary, has ruffled some feathers with an email critical of rules that inhibit students living in dorms from registering to vote in city elections. He called such rules "'inappropriate and unconstitutional,'" according to an Andy Petkofsky story in today's Richmond Times-Dispatch. I would hope that concurrent [...]
I meant to mention this last night -- SST didn't forget. RPV Chair Kate Obenshain Griffin will be speaking at UVa tonight, at an event co-sponsored by the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), the Virginia Advocate, The Federalist Society, College Republicans, and the Law GOP. The topic: "Running on Empty: Why Campus Liberals and [...]
As proof that you can find an academic treatise about anything, I present: The Persistence of "Wah-Hoo-Wah," Dartmouth's "Indian Yell," At the University of Virginia.