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  • How to Think About Vladimir Putin

    04/02/2017 5:19:42 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 112 replies
    Imprimis, Hillsdale College ^ | March 2017 | Christopher Caldwell
    Vladimir Putin is a powerful ideological symbol and a highly effective ideological litmus test. He is a hero to populist conservatives around the world and anathema to progressives. I don’t want to compare him to our own president, but if you know enough about what a given American thinks of Putin, you can probably tell what he thinks of Donald Trump. Let me stress at the outset that this is not going to be a talk about what to think about Putin, which is something you are all capable of making up your minds on, but rather how to think...
  • In Hillsdale College, a ‘Shining City on a Hill’ for Conservatives

    02/01/2017 8:38:57 PM PST · by TBP · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 1, 2017 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    Hillsdale, a private college of 1,400 students in southern Michigan that describes itself as “nonsectarian Christian” and dedicated to “civil and religious liberty,” is scarcely known in many circles. But among erudite conservatives — think progeny of William F. Buckley Jr. — it is considered a hidden gem. What they admire is the college’s concentration on the Western philosophical and literary canon (sometimes disparaged as the Great Books of dead white men) and its reverent treatment of the American founding documents as the political culmination of that tradition — a tradition that scholars at Hillsdale say has been desecrated by...
  • A More American Conservatism

    12/23/2016 4:01:49 PM PST · by Jerrybob · 5 replies
    Hillsdale College, Imprimis ^ | 12/23/16 | Larry Arnn, President Hillsdale College
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on December 2, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. The astonishing political campaign of 2016 involved much debate about whether Donald Trump is a conservative. He was not always facile with the lingo of conservatism, and he pointed out once that he was seeking the nomination of the Republican, not the conservative party. Yet there is a lot we can learn from him about conservatism.
  • Just told LARRY ARNN of Hillsdale is finalist for Secretary of Education.

    11/16/2016 6:58:38 AM PST · by MountainWalker · 51 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/16/2016 | Phil Kerpen
    Just told LARRY ARNN of Hillsdale is finalist for Secretary of Education.
  • Dennis Prager Now on This Month's C-Span2 In-Depth

    09/04/2016 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 14 replies
    C-Span2 | 4 September, 2016 | Intolerant in NJ
    Dennis Prager is this month's featured writer on C-Span2's "In-Depth". The program started about fifteen minutes ago and runs until 3:00PMEDT. It is live from Hillsdale College and includes discussion of Prager's works and his replies to viewers' emails and call-ins. So far he's discussed his establishment of Prager University to help undue some of the damage done by today's universities. "You'd be better off burning your money than sending it to ninety-five percent of today's schools of higher education". Should be good.
  • Clarence Thomas tells graduates to simply be good citizens

    05/16/2016 5:25:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16,2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged college graduates who seek to "preserve liberty" to do so by fulfilling the duties of their daily vocations rather than attempting to achieve sweeping political goals. "At the risk of understating what is necessary to preserve liberty in our form of government, I think more and more that it depends on good citizens, discharging their daily duties in their daily obligations," Thomas said Saturday during a commencement address at Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in Michigan.
  • Clarence Thomas Live Commemorative Address

    05/14/2016 12:10:00 PM PDT · by knarf · 12 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | May 14, 2016 | knarf
    Right now ... 3:12 PM, Saturday
  • Obama’s College Scorecard Puzzle

    11/24/2015 6:56:03 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 22, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Wondering which colleges and universities offer degrees that give a bang-for-their-buck? That’s the idea behind the Obama administration’s college scorecard program, released by the Department of Education earlier in the school year. It was supposed to rate all colleges and universities that qualified due to certain criteria, yet there was one glaring omission: Certain higher education institutions did not make the cut. Also, there were no actual ratings in the scorecard. Why the omission? The omitted universities accuse the Obama administration of omitting them from the scorecard because they do not accept federal funding and they are either religious (i.e....
  • Reviving a Constitutional Congress

    11/22/2015 3:20:10 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 7 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | MosesKnows
    The link is to an article adapted from a speech delivered on September 15, 2015, at Hillsdale College's Sixth Annual Constitution Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. Reviving a Constitutional Congress
  • Obama Scorecard Not Inclusive

    11/19/2015 10:39:45 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 19, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When President Obama unveiled the U. S. Department of Education's new college scorecard, he indicated it would be inclusive, reviewing every school. Well, they missed three--Christendom, Hillsdale and Grove City College. Officials at the Department of Education informed Hillsdale's administrators that they didn't make the list because the college did not confer enough 4-year degrees, something Hillsdale has been doing since the 19th Century. The DOE claimed that Grove City College (GCC) did not make the list because the college did not provide Title IV funds, GCC president Paul McNulty said at the Heritage Foundation on Monday November 16. Ironically,...
  • Obama Administration Slams Conservative School As Not A Real College

    09/18/2015 4:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2015 | Blake Neff, Reporter
    An Obama administration representative took a shot at a well-known conservative college Thursday, saying the school wasn’t included on its much-heralded new “College Scorecard” because it isn’t a real two-to-four year college. Hillsdale College, a 1,500-student liberal arts college in Michigan, is ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as the 67th-best national liberal arts college in the country. The college is well-known for the conservative identity of its student body and its focus on a core curriculum that emphasizes Judeo-Christian tradition and the U.S. Constitution. It’s also known for its refusal to accept any federal funding (including federal student...
  • Feds new ‘college scorecard’ excludes top conservative, Christian colleges

    09/25/2015 10:43:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 09/25/2015 | VIVIAN HUGHBANKS
    Hillsdale, Grove City colleges among those snubbed by Department of Education The new “College Scorecard” released by the Department of Education and the White House that ranks universities excluded several institutions widely considered among the best conservative colleges in the nation: Hillsdale and Grove City colleges. The feds claimed Hillsdale, which offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum grounded in Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions, does not grant enough bachelor degrees to be ranked, while Grove City – a staunchly Christian institution – was snubbed because it refuses federal funding. The “College Scorecard” was released last week and is a collection of...
  • Obama administration: Conservative college isn’t a real school

    09/25/2015 10:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 09/25/2015
    Hillsdale College, a 135-year-old liberal arts school in Michigan, eschews federal financial aid and provides students with an education steeped heavily in classical liberalism. So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Obama administration found a bogus excuse to omit the institution on its new “College Scorecard.” According to the Department of Education, Hillsdale isn’t listed on its scorecard, touted as a government sponsored effort to help students “identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck,” because it hands out too few bachelor’s degrees. “Hillsdale does offer bachelor’s degrees,” DOE spokesman Denise Horn told Hillsdale’s Collegian...
  • Of Hills and Dales – 2015 Commencement Address [Hillsdale College]

    06/10/2015 5:39:43 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 2 replies
    Imprimis [Hillsdale College] ^ | May 2015 | Michael Ward
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on May 9, 2015, at Hillsdale College’s 163rd Commencement ceremony. Find out about the *law of undulation* and *quality of mind* Good stuff.
  • What If Abraham Lincoln Lived?

    04/23/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 50 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 23, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Would the Civil Rights movement have taken place if Abraham Lincoln survived the assassin’s bullet by John Wilkes Booth? Allen Guelzo, a civil war era professor at Gettysburg College, posed this question in a recent lecture at Hillsdale’s Kirby Center. Lincoln’s successor, Andrew Johnson, failed to bring the Union together after the end of the Civil War and “barely survived impeachment” from his own Republican Party. Guelzo wondered, “Could Lincoln have found…some practical system” to reconcile the South and North when the war ended. Lincoln had already tried at least one Reconstruction proposal in 1863, which was “bitterly criticized” by...
  • Race Relations and Law Enforcement

    02/17/2015 1:07:14 PM PST · by RicocheT · 9 replies
    Imprimis Hillsdale College ^ | January 2015 | Jason L. Riley
    The shooting death of a young black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last year touched off a national discussion about everything except the aberrant behavior of so many young black men that results in such frequent encounters with police. We talked about racial prejudice, poverty, unemployment, profiling, the tensions between law enforcement and poor black communities, and so forth. Rarely did we hear any discussion of black crime rates. Homicide is the leading cause of death for young black men in the U.S., and around 90 percent of the perpetrators are also black. Yet for months...
  • Hillsdale Great Books 101

    05/03/2014 10:42:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    As you've heard, Hillsdale College is offering its newest free online course: Great Books 101! Will you register today and become a Hillsdale student? You'll be able to watch brief 35- to 50-minute lectures by Hillsdale's professors who will empower you with knowledge and insights from some of the greatest, most exhilarating stories in world history. And as with all of Hillsdale's previous free online courses, there's no need to worry about missing a lecture. All 11 course lectures are archived so you can view them at your convenience at anytime and anywhere on your computer or tablet And when...
  • Draconian Traffic Fee Law Moving Toward The Chopping Block

    04/11/2014 6:05:08 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/8/2014 | Jack Spencer
    A government money grab that's been operating under the guise of public safety might soon be ended. Legislation to scrap Michigan's "driver responsibility fees" has overwhelming support in the Legislature. In 2003, state lawmakers passed a bill that assessed "driver responsibility fees" in an effort to bring in additional revenue. The move was thinly veiled as a measure to ensure drivers were operating vehicles safely. However, the fees often go beyond simply assigning stiffer penalties for unsafe driving practices. In many instances they pile on costs that individuals don't have the ability to pay. What's more, under certain circumstances they...
  • New Hillsdale free online course: "Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics"

    09/19/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 9/19/2013 | Larry Arnn
    "Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics" This is a free, ten-week, not-for-credit online course offered by Hillsdale College. With introductory and concluding lectures by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, the eight lectures at its core--by Gary Wolfram, the William E. Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Hillsdale College--will focus on the foundational principles of the free market. Topics will include the relationship of supply and demand, the “information problem” behind the failure of central planning, the rise of macroeconomics under the influence of John Maynard Keynes, and the 2008 financial crisis. Lectures will be released...
  • Larry Arnn apologizes for 'dark ones' statement

    It's big news here. I'm not sure of the details but Paul W. Smith WJR radio this morning was livid. Apparently the race baiting media has found a story in the least likely spot. Hillsdale College.