HIGHER EDUCATION

Outside the Novahood

LORD SUES CHRISTIAN U. A third-year law student at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Jamie Lord, is one of over 40 students suing the US Department of Education for allowing sex-based discrimination by institutions receiving Title IX funds. The law… Read More ›

Plastics Diploma

By Frank Blechman Despite encouragement by the editors of this blog, I will NOT write this week about (soon-to-be-ex-) Governor Cuomo of New York, troops in (or out of) Afghanistan, the COVID crisis, NASA’s problems with its next moon-mission, the… Read More ›

A Well-Educated Populace?

Editors’ Note: Reposted from the Roanoke Times, June 26, 2021. Our formal education systems are largely responsible for the transmission of the values of our society. Fear of examining the evidence of those values is unproductive. By John Kitterman Now… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

REPARATIONS A REALITY IN VIRGINIA  Discussed widely as an idea, the first reparations checks have now been issued, by Virginia Theological Seminary to descendants of Blacks, some enslaved, who worked on the campus during the eras of slavery, Reconstruction, and… Read More ›

Erasure

In grade school, we unquestioningly accepted the duty of a teacher erasing the blackboard no matter what material had been chalked. Sometimes, we might have had some concern that we had failed to copy some vital information into our notebooks…. Read More ›

Electrifying America Like the New Deal

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, May 1, 2021. Expenditures by the federal government are not necessarily expenses qua expenses but, rather, are often investments in the nation’s future prosperity, particularly those dedicated to children, families, education. Social Security… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

GMU FACULTY SUPPORTS ITS CUSTODIANS Professors at George Mason University in Fairfax are expressing solidarity with the custodial workers, who say that they were exposed to poor working conditions and have faced retribution for trying to organize. More than 220 people… Read More ›

Outside the Novahood

Editors’ Note: Our feature ‘Briefly Noted’ is now renamed Outside the Novahood to reflect more geographically its content: items that arise or occur beyond Northern Virginia and, sometimes, elsewhere. KNEELING ATHLETES BROUGHT TO HEEL Bluefield College, a school that competes… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

MICHELE MARIE (AMBLE) BACHMANN She’s baaaaack. (Or should we say, she’s Bach?) And she now has a soap box in the Old Dominion! Do you remember Michele Bachmann? A former darling of the right, the Republican served in Congress from… Read More ›