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ERIC Number: EJ907832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Symposium: Student Life
Academic Questions, v23 n2 p156-176 Jun 2010
To get an inside view of campus life today, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (whose purpose is to foster in college students an appreciation of the values that sustain a free society) was approached and asked to supply a list of their Collegiate Network editors--students who are active on their campuses, interested in the issues facing higher education, and concerned about the dominance of politically correct leftism in intellectual and political life. These eight student editors--Brian Bolduc, Mary Frances Boyle, Mary K. Daly, Amanda Fiscina, Gregory Hirshman, Nash Keune, and Adam Pascarella--come from a variety of secular and religious, public, and private institutions; and have all edited, and in some cases founded independent student newspapers with a conservative, traditional, and/or libertarian bent. The students responded to three questions posed by this journal's editors: (1) How does traditional American culture and Western civilization fare on your campus? (2) What are some of the obstacles or difficulties a traditionalist, conservative, or libertarian might find on your campus? and (3) What can you tell us about the aesthetics of everyday life on your campus, from dating and sex, to dress and tastes, to behavior and mores? Taken together, their responses address all three questions and offer a range of views based on the writers' personal experiences. These essays offer illuminating slices of life from the American campus today, revealing struggles, satisfactions, some surprises, and how one professor can make a world of difference. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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