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Conservative Colleges: Cream of the Crop
Human Events ^ | August 25, 2005 | Christopher Flickinger

Posted on 08/25/2005 6:48:08 AM PDT by PApatriot1

A top-notch college education no longer means four years of liberal indoctrination. According to the experts, schools that promote conservative values are among the nation’s best.

Which colleges made the list?

(Excerpt) Read more at humaneventsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: byu; college; conservative; education; grovecity; highereducation; hillsdale; liberal; libertyu; professor; school; student

1 posted on 08/25/2005 6:48:08 AM PDT by PApatriot1
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To: PApatriot1

My pop up blocker got busy over there.


2 posted on 08/25/2005 6:50:40 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: PApatriot1

I wonder where my alma mater would be on that list...


3 posted on 08/25/2005 6:52:11 AM PDT by RockinRight (Democrats - Trying to make an a$$ out of America since 1933)
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To: PApatriot1

A niece of mine goes to Hillsdale. She loves it and my brother sleeps well at night.


4 posted on 08/25/2005 6:54:09 AM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: PApatriot1

My daughter graduated from Grove CIty as a math major. She began to chafe a bit at the "rules" about mid-way through her junior year, but agreed that she was protected from some of the horrendous pressures at other more "liberal" schools to drink, co-habit, or put up with room-mates who wanted to "entertain" while she wanted to study.

What she didn't realize at the time, I think, was that while she was mature enough to self-discipline, others on campus might not have been, and that the rules against drinking, etc. protected more vulnerable freshman away from home for the first time.

Now, long since graduation, I think she has found that her Grove City eduation prepared her in many more ways than just the fine academic eduaction for adult life, by preventing her from having very negative experiences during her college years.


6 posted on 08/25/2005 6:57:00 AM PDT by jacquej
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To: PApatriot1

Oooh - Grandpa keeps sending brochures for Hillsdale to daughter #1. Given her personality, I don't think it will happen, but she has a few years to go yet.


7 posted on 08/25/2005 6:58:20 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (This Mess is a Place!!!)
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To: PApatriot1

That's good to see. When the big employers start looking for these colleges instead of the Ivy League schools, perhaps things will begin to change. It may seem for awhile that the country is splitting into two seperate countries, but it's just a change over period. Things are actually getting back to normal after a long swing in only one direction. Schools and media should both be balanced.


8 posted on 08/25/2005 6:59:48 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("You must call evil by it's name" GW Bush ......... It's name is Terror)
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To: jasoncann
4 United States Air Force Academy

If they're including the academies, Army, Navy, and Air Force should be the top three.

9 posted on 08/25/2005 7:09:24 AM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I believe abortion should be safe and legal in this country." -- Mitt Romney)
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To: JohnnyZ

Yeah, I'm surprised Army and Navy aren't on there.


10 posted on 08/25/2005 7:12:57 AM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: PApatriot1

The Princeton Review’s list included 20 schools where students who were “most nostalgic for Ronald Reagan” could be found. Ranked at the top was Hillsdale College in Michigan followed by Grove City College in Pennsylvania and Brigham Young University in Utah. Other schools that made the list included the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, Texas A & M – College Station, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University and Clemson University


11 posted on 08/25/2005 7:17:24 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03

We just dropped our son at Notre Dame U. The Prez was amazing. At Orientation he announced, to students and parents alike -- 'We believe sex is for marriage; you are out if caught. We believe alcohol abuse is not an excuse for actions, but rather a further poor decision. We believe in consequences for broken rules.' I was not expecting this, but we were so impressed. And they have separate men's and women's dorms -- who knew there were a few hold-outs?


12 posted on 08/25/2005 7:23:19 AM PDT by bboop
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To: bboop

My daughter is a freshman at University of West Alabama and although it is small (2600 students) they also have separate dorms for men and women (there are some mixed as well)...They also have a Baptist Student Union on campus and NO MUSLIM group like CAIR to spew hatred and promote radical beliefs. If this makes me politically incorrect for saying I'm happy there's no muslim group on her campus, SO BE IT! It is a cancer, not a religion and it will destroy America unless we shed the PC crap and start telling it like that radio host did in Washington DC...


13 posted on 08/25/2005 7:48:41 AM PDT by princess leah (\)
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To: bboop
We just dropped our son at Notre Dame U.

Er.... University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana)?

There are a few dozen Notre Dame's in the US alone I bet.

I know some real good conservative Catholics who went to Notre Dame, but its theology dept is pretty liberal at least, including the notorious Richard McBrien (http://www.ncregister.com/Register_News/062903_2.htm). Can't be as bad as BC though. And if you're not Catholic it might not matter as much.

14 posted on 08/25/2005 7:49:22 AM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I believe abortion should be safe and legal in this country." -- Mitt Romney)
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To: dirtboy
A niece of mine goes to Hillsdale. She loves it and my brother sleeps well at night.

I'm a Hillsdale alum, and I'm very proud of the alma mater. A good, solid liberal arts education that exposes students to a range of viewpoints (with conservative, free-market, traditional-values emphasis), and a good social life too.

Now if the football team were better...

15 posted on 08/25/2005 7:53:06 AM PDT by TBP
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To: dirtboy

I am a public high school teacher in Michigan, several of my former students are enrolled at Hillsdale. From what they tell me it's a great place. No crime, great civility, well-mannered folks who respect one another. I can't recommend it highly enough.


16 posted on 08/25/2005 8:14:55 AM PDT by kjo
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To: TBP
FOOTBALL!!!

College sports is one of my major issues with higher education. Instead of spending all that money on sports they should be spending to improve EDUCATION!!!

Why should a potential high school dropout who can catch a football and run with it (or a delinquent like Iverson who can play basketball) get a free college degree while the rest of us pay through the nose to send our kids to college.

I would rather send my child to a school that doesn't have a large athletic program.
17 posted on 08/25/2005 8:17:36 AM PDT by fredhead ("It is a good thing war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it." General Robert E. Lee)
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To: jasoncann

All the Hampsters I knew were conservatives and wild partiers.


18 posted on 08/25/2005 8:19:42 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: JohnnyZ


I attend a community college, and I signed up for a class in Biblical literature. I figured it would be interesting.

I looked up the professor. Turns out, he teaches Gay and Lesbian literature too.

Great. School hasn't started yet, so I can still drop.


19 posted on 08/25/2005 8:31:43 AM PDT by LauraleeBraswell
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To: fredhead
College sports is one of my major issues with higher education. Instead of spending all that money on sports they should be spending to improve EDUCATION!!!

You and I pertty much agree here, and when I was there we were in a conference that was well over our heads, the GLIAC. I was one of the people campaigning for a return to the conference we had been in, the MIAA, which was composed of little liberal-arts colleges like Hillsdale (at least in that regard.) One of my regrets is that we were not able to pull that off.

As you can imagine, I kept a rather high profile while at Hillsdale. Ask about Worthing Hall, and my articles will likely come up. Fortunately, they seem to have shelved that awful Master Plan and opted for renovating the three remaining old buildings.

Why should a potential high school dropout who can catch a football and run with it (or a delinquent like Iverson who can play basketball) get a free college degree while the rest of us pay through the nose to send our kids to college.

Well, Hillsdale's academic standards never allowed that. Still, you field a team, you're supposed to win. Ours were bad, partly becaue we were playing schools like Wayne State with its 30,000 students that would just let anyone in.

Moving to a more appropriate conference would instantly improve the school's athletic program without compromising its academic standards. Taht's a good thing.

20 posted on 08/25/2005 8:47:02 AM PDT by TBP
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To: Mygirlsmom
Grandpa keeps sending brochures for Hillsdale to daughter #1. Given her personality, I don't think it will happen

Just suggst that she make Grandpa happy by checking out the place. When I went there to do the tour was when I decided that Hillsdale was where I wanted to go.

And we had a lot of fun at Hillsdale. The social life can be terrific, if you are looking for that. If not, it's a great place academically, too.

I suspect that if she looks the place over, she'll give it serious consideration.

21 posted on 08/25/2005 8:50:14 AM PDT by TBP
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To: thompsonsjkc; odoso; animoveritas; DaveTesla; mercygrace; Laissez-faire capitalist; ...

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Should interest those of you in high school, or with children, granchildren or other kids coming up that you're concerned about.

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22 posted on 08/25/2005 8:50:43 AM PDT by little jeremiah (A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom. P. Henry)
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To: kjo

Which district are you in?


23 posted on 08/25/2005 8:58:43 AM PDT by Zechariah_8_13 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: SVTCobra03

>>Texas A & M – College Station<<

There's no such school. Its "Texas A&M University" and its located in College Station, Texas, but not by the name referenced.

Gig 'em.


24 posted on 08/25/2005 9:04:46 AM PDT by 1L
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To: TBP
Thanks - that's good to hear. When it comes time, I will definitely suggest we just "take a look".

Although she's very well liked,and often looked to as a leader, she's the kind of kid who doesn't like to strike out on her own - usually needs "a friend along". Yet she's been able to resist many of the social pressures that have come her way (so far). I think she'd be miserable at the school of choice for most in our area (UW-Madison).

25 posted on 08/25/2005 9:24:53 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (This Mess is a Place!!!)
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To: Mygirlsmom
I think she'd be miserable at the school of choice for most in our area (UW-Madison).

When I was in YAF, I was friendly with some of the YAFers from there, including the then-Wisconsin state chairman, Robert E.A. P. Ritholtz. The YAFers were the founders of the alternative campus paper, the Badger Herald.

26 posted on 08/25/2005 11:10:32 AM PDT by TBP
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To: PApatriot1
Christendom College

Thomas Aquinas College

Magdalen College

Three highly recommended real Catholic colleges that weren't mentioned in the article.
27 posted on 08/25/2005 12:03:16 PM PDT by Antoninus (Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini, Hosanna in excelsis!)
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To: bboop
We got the same speech at Fordham University (Jesuit) in 1994. That didn't stop visits from our girlfriends/bar pick-ups at our dorms, nor curb excessive drinking either.

Jesuit schools are hotbeds of sex and drinking. There was considerably less of that when I attended the University of Chicago, which is a secular private school.

28 posted on 08/25/2005 12:10:38 PM PDT by Clemenza (Proud "Free Traitor" & Capitalist Pig)
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To: TBP

I love getting my Hillsdale newletter each month & I didn't even attend the college. I have no clue how I got on their mailing list, but I am please to be on it.


29 posted on 08/25/2005 12:16:36 PM PDT by Feiny (The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show... ...)
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To: feinswinesuksass
If you're talking about , someone probably signed you up for it.
30 posted on 08/25/2005 2:26:30 PM PDT by TBP
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To: feinswinesuksass
If you're talking about , someone probably signed you up for it. They ahve a place where they ask if you know a friend or family member who might enjoy it.
31 posted on 08/25/2005 2:30:43 PM PDT by TBP
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To: feinswinesuksass
If you're talking about Imprimis, someone probably signed you up for it. They have a place where they ask if you know a friend or family member who might enjoy it.
32 posted on 08/25/2005 2:31:05 PM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP

Yes, I am talking about Imprimis. Maybe I should return the favor & sign someone else up.


33 posted on 08/25/2005 2:34:31 PM PDT by Feiny (The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show... ...)
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To: feinswinesuksass

That would be great. It's a terrific publication, and not just because it comes from my alma mater. There is a spot in each issue where you can suggest people, and since it's free, how can you not do someone a favor?


34 posted on 08/25/2005 2:37:29 PM PDT by TBP
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