• The historically black Catholic university founded by a saint

    New Orleans, La., Feb 12, 2018 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Of the 106 historically black colleges in the United States, only one is Roman Catholic - Xavier University of Louisiana. But Xavier is also the only Catholic college, of the United States’ 251 Catholic colleges, to have been... Read more
  • The Primal Scream of Identity Politics

    Just when it seemed as if the election of Donald Trump had rendered his supporters incoherent with triumphalism and his detractors incoherent with rage — thereby dumbing-down political conversation for a long time to come — something different and more interesting happened.  A genuine... Read more
  • Student Protesters: Defending the First Amendment Is ‘Violent’

    A group of students at Western Washington University used their own right to free speech to disrupt a pro–free-speech lecture — calling the idea of complete free speech “violent” — and apparently, they don’t understand the irony. According to an article in the school’s official... Read more
  • A Museum for which to be Thankful

    On September 29, 1952, the publication of the complete Revised Standard Version of the Bible was celebrated at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C., and the principal speaker was the U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Acheson. The son of the Episcopal bishop of Connecticut, Acheson movingly... Read more
  • In Reversal, Notre Dame Now Says Employees Will Still Get Free Contraceptives

    Only a week earlier, the university had announced it would end contraceptive coverage Jan. 1. Joan Frawley Desmond SOUTH BEND, Ind. — In an unexpected policy reversal, the University of Notre Dame has said that it will continue to provide free contraceptive services to its faculty and... Read more
  • Social Justice Warriors are Coming For Mathematics

    Great news! For those kids who will be taught math by teachers graduating from Texas State University’s Math Education program, life just got easier. This is bound to be confusing, so keep this fact in mind. Universities hire Math Education professors, whose job is to train primary and... Read more
  • Bringing Sex Ed Home: Let’s Talk About the Talk

    There's a battle raging right now over sex education, and our kids are in the line of fire. "Your teacher told you what?" These are the first words of too many parents when they discover what their teens and pre-teens are learning in health class. Happily for Ashley Bever, the mother of... Read more
  • Is there no place for a women’s college in a non-binary world?

    [caption id="attachment_90755" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Interior design of the Murray Edwards Dome (T Hornik/Wikipedia)[/caption] In opening admissions to men who identify as female, Murray Edward College has succeeded in doing one thing only: argued itself out of existence. When I... Read more
  • Are Our Schools Overdosing on Self-Esteem?

    [caption id="attachment_90410" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Dargelas, Andre-Henri; Morning Prayer; Atkinson Art Gallery Collection; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/morning-prayer-65889[/caption] I was recently in a Catholic school assembly of about 6oo elementary students watching various... Read more
  • The Two Gears of Student Moral Discourse

    The first time I tried to drive a golf cart, it seemed to have only two speeds. When I stepped down hard on the accelerator, I took off too fast. When I tried to push it down more gently, it barely moved. As with many such mechanisms, it takes experience and a little skill to find the... Read more