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From The Multiversity Cave: General Education

Saginaw, MI This post is part of a series that will explore what prominent thinkers can teach us about today’s public multiversity, the modern university...

Life Under Compulsion: The Billows Teaching Machine

Charlie Chaplin is working on an assembly line.  He tightens bolts with a pair of wrenches.  He does this without stop, over and over,...

Life Under Compulsion: Play and No Play

In East Bangor, Pennsylvania (pop. 800), there’s a little diner named for the trolley that used to take people to the once bustling steel...

From The Multiversity: Plato

What can Plato teach us about and in the modern multiversity?

Catholic Education Today: Scientiam Viarum Tuarum Nolumus

About a month ago I happened upon a copy of The Concord, student newspaper of Bellarmine University. In particular my eye was caught by...

What Was High School For Anyway?

Twenty-five years ago today (I think; my memory is far from perfect) I graduated from Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley (then "Veradale"),...

Protestants and Western Civ.

Hillsdale, Michigan. Which is more surprising? To read that a Great Booksy curriculum—which you, a fairly committed Protestant who tries to keep faith under...

The Web, Our Brains, and You

Like most avid readers I have a queue of books I'm reading and plan to read. When a new book gets added to the...

Can You (or anyone) Put Wendell Berry’s Lightning in the Bottle...

Below is the text of a review for Orthodox Presbyterians -- of all people -- of Jack Baker and Jeff Bilbro's new book on...

Are Evangelical Colleges Parochial?

Hillsdale, Michigan. Readers may recall the dustup earlier in the summer when Peter Conn prompted pious gasps for suggesting that institutions like Wheaton College...