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Episode #8: The Cultural Heartbeat with Nahma Sandrow

NAS

In this week's edition of Curriculum Vitae, Peter Wood sits down to discuss her career in Yiddish theatre. 

Why I'm Leaving the Political Science Association

Bruce Gilley

Professor Bruce Gilley discusses the lack of intellectual diversity in the American Political Science Association. 

Video: Neal McCluskey on Student Loans Driving up Tuition

The associate director of the Center for Educational Freedom discusses college cost inflation with Andy Nash.

Video: Trevor Gast on Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

A student loan expert weighs in on loan forgiveness: "it's really putting a band-aid on a much bigger problem."

Video: Is Higher Education Worth the Money?

Andy Nash

CollegeNET president Jim Wolfston discusses the question with Andy Nash.

Video: The Politically Correct University

Andy Nash

Richard Redding joins Andy Nash for a discussion of the ideological imbalance among university faculty members.

Video: Ben Novak on Trusteeship and Shared Governance

Andy Nash

Former PSU trustee Dr. Ben Novak joins Andy Nash for an insightful look at the historical and current role of trustees in higher education.

Video: Richard Shavelson on How to Rate the Quality of an Education

Andy Nash

Richard Shavelson joins Andy Nash for a conversation on measurements and metrics in figuring out the quality of an education.

Video: Andrew Ferguson on the College Admissions Circus

"The entire edifice of higher education now has a huge propaganda machine at its heart, relentlessly pounding home the idea that everybody should go to college." - Andrew Ferguson, father of a college student

Video: Naomi Schaefer Riley on Colleges in the Prestige (Not Teaching) Business

Tenure and a heavy emphasis on research over teaching are among the factors that dilute contemporary higher education, says Naomi Schaefer Riley.

Video: Accuracy in Academia

Andy Nash interviews Malcolm Kline of Accuracy in Academia.

Video: John Zmirak on How to Choose a College

What makes a college overpriced? How do you identify

Video: J. Budziszewski on a Primer on Natural Law

Professor J. Budziszewski discusses classical Natural Law with Inside Academia's Andy Nash.

Video: Mark Bauerlein on American History by Google and Wikipedia

Is internet searching conducive to real education?

Video: R.V. Young on Sex and Freshman Composition (or: Why You Can't Think)

Andy Nash

A discussion of how English literature was taught in the past, with more effective results.

Video: George H. Nash on America's Founding Generation

Is classical higher ed possible today?

Video: The First Six Months Behind the Ivory Curtain

Andy Nash

Inside Academia's Andy Nash offers some video highlights from his first half year of interviews.

Video: Robert Weissberg on Affirmative Action in the Academy

Political scientist Bob Weissberg reflects on campus affirmative action policies.

Video: Paul Gottfried: "Multiculturalism is the Religion of Universities"

A professor who satirized campus political correctness speaks out about the problems caused by the multicultural agenda.

Video: Christopher Long on The Future of "Educating for Liberty"

Chris Long tells about ISI's mission to reach today's college students.

Video: Jane Shaw on Great Books

"There are so many faculty members who have rejected all these great writings of the past."

Video: Ben Novak on the Impotency of Student Government

How university student governments went from taking responsibility for and pride in the "spirit of the university" to an attitude of entitlement and parasitism.

Video: Tom Bethell on Scientific Orthodoxy

"Grant-seeking is enforcing a tremendous orthodoxy within the academic world in science, which is precisely where orthodoxy should not be maintained."

Video: George Leef on Higher Education - Oversold and Underperforming

George Leef warns that Americans will soon realize they are paying too much for too little education at our colleges and universities.

Video: Ashley Thorne on Sustainability as Staff and Rod for the New Elite

Sustainability, as the latest politically correct campus ideology, aims to fix attitudes rather than promote disciplined study.

Video: Terry Anderson on Sustainability and Free Market Environmentalism

A professor emeritus of economics makes a case for markets as the true path to future generations' prosperity.

Video: Christian Brady on Penn State's Honors College and New Media

Christian Brady, dean of the honors college at Penn State, interviewed with Inside Academia this week on his leadership role, the difference between an honors college course and a regular course, and the usefulness of new media in higher education.

Video: Richard Vedder on the "Nearly-Everyone-Should-Go-to-College" Idea

Richard Vedder, president of the CCAP, interviewed with Inside Academia this week on the economics of college education and on why tuition costs have gotten to be so high.

Video: Anne Neal on the Responsibilities of Universities

Anne Neal explains why students should not be thought of as customers, and how colleges must be held accountable for providing solid, affordable education.

Video: Robert Weissberg on Limits to Learning

Robert Weissberg talks about the factors, such as cognitive inability and American schools' emphasis on edutainment, that limit students' capacity to learn.

Mark Bauerlein on the Prolonged Adolescence of the Rising Generation

Mark Bauerlein talks about the anti-intellectualism of new media on this week's Inside Academia.

Jason Fertig Appears on Inside Academia TV

In an interview with Inside Academia this week, Jason Fertig speaks about credential inflation and the need for higher education reform.

Peter Wood Appears on Inside Academia TV

This week Peter was a guest in a video interview with Inside Academia in which he spoke about the convergence of campus politicization and the push to put more students through college.

Introducing Inside Academia: The Bloggingheads of Education

Ashley Thorne

Blogger is thrilled about the launch of Inside Academia.