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  • 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 wasnt included on its much-heralded new College Scorecard because it isnt 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. Its 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 isnt 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 shouldnt 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 isnt 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 bachelors degrees. Hillsdale does offer bachelors degrees, DOE spokesman Denise Horn told Hillsdales 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 Colleges 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 assassins bullet by John Wilkes Booth? Allen Guelzo, a civil war era professor at Gettysburg College, posed this question in a recent lecture at Hillsdales Kirby Center. Lincolns 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 foundsome 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 · 8 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.
  • Ted Cruz at Hillsdale: Economic freedom and the prosperity it generates reduces poverty"

    05/27/2013 4:21:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2013 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    President Obama’s lecturecommencement speech to the Naval Academy graduates on Friday left behind such a poor and lingering aftertaste, I thought this commencement speech from Sen. Ted Cruz to the graduates of Hillsdale might make a nice sort of belated palate cleanser. Sen. Cruz’s message was all about the inherent virtues of freedom, the American meritocracy, and the accompanying economic mobility, in which people’s rises and falls are directly related to their “talent, passion, perseverance, and willingness to fight for the American dream.” The best part about it all, of course, is that by pursuing and developing your own unique...
  • Steyn speaks on Campus

    02/01/2013 4:35:14 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    The Hillsdale Collegian ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | Shaun Lichti
    Mark Steyn, a nationally-recognized journalist and prominent conservative figure, brought a standing-room-only audience to its feet multiple times during his speech concerning Americas descent into big government Tuesday night at the George Roche Sports Complex. People can changeand big government can force people to change quicker than you think, Steyn said. He argued that the American legacy of small government does not render the nation invulnerable to the spread of European-style statist rule. We have to get serious about the nature and view of government that many, and quite possibly a majority, of Americans now hold, he said.
  • Is America Exceptional?

    10/26/2012 12:12:13 AM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Hillsdale College Imprimis ^ | October 2012 | Norman Podhoretz
    ONCE UPON A TIME, hardly anyone dissented from the idea that, for better or worse, the United States of America was different from all other nations. This is not surprising, since the attributes that made it different were vividly evident from the day of its birth. Let me say a few words about three of them in particular. First of all, unlike all other nations past or present, this one accepted as a self-evident truth that all men are created equal. What this meant was that its Founders aimed to create a society in which, for the first time in...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 201: The Progressive Rejection of the Founding"

    08/31/2012 3:59:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 08/31/2012
    This new 10-week online course taught by Hillsdale College professors will examine American progressivism: its historical roots and principles; its rejection of Americas founding principles and Constitution; its political successes in the New Deal, the Great Society, and in recent years; the ongoing political debate between progressives and conservatives; and the chance of a constitutional revival. Constitution 201 Schedule: Each lecture is pre-recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Lectures and other study materials will be released by noon each Monday according to the schedule. Once released, they are available to view at your convenience. You will receive an email each...
  • Paul Moreno: A Short History of Congress's Power to Tax

    07/13/2012 6:16:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/06/2012 | Paul Moreno
    In 1935, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins was fretting about finding a constitutional basis for the Social Security Act. Supreme Court Justice Harlan Fiske Stone advised her, "The taxing power, my dear, the taxing power. You can do anything under the taxing power."... So how did the power to tax under the Constitution become unbounded? The first enumerated power that the Constitution grants to Congress is the "power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States." The text indicates that the taxing...
  • Federal Student Aid and the Law of Unintended Consequences

    07/05/2012 11:27:41 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    Hillsdale College Imprimis ^ | May/June 2012 | Richard Vedder
    FEDERAL STUDENT financial assistance programs are costly, inefficient, byzantine, and fail to serve their desired objectives. In a word, they are dysfunctional, among the worst of many bad federal programs. These programs are commonly rationalized on three grounds: on the grounds that assuring more young people a higher education has positive spillover effects for the country; on the grounds that higher education promotes equal economic opportunity (or, as the politicians say, that it is a ticket to achieving the American Dream); or on the grounds that too few students would go to college in the absence of federal loan programs,...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 10: The Recovery of the Constitution by Dr. Larry Arnn

    04/23/2012 1:47:59 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/23/2012 | Dr. Larry Arnn
    Statesmanship, for Franklin D. Roosevelt, entailed the redefinition of rights in terms of a changing and growing social order. Fulfilling the promise of Progressivism, President Roosevelts New Deal gave rise to unlimited government. In contrast to Franklin D. Roosevelt and his ideological successors, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan sought the restoration of limited government. Today, our choice is clear: Will we live by the principles of the American Founding, or by the values of the Progressives? Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his campaign for the presidency in 1932 by emphasizing the Progressive understanding of history and by...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 9: "The Progressive Rejection of the Founding

    04/16/2012 8:02:17 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/16/2012 | Ronald J. Pestritto
    Progressivism is the belief that America needs to move or progress beyond the principles of the American Founding. Organized politically more than a hundred years ago, Progressivism insists upon flexibility in political forms unbound by fixed and universal principles. Progressives hold that human nature is malleable and that society is perfectible. Affirming the inexorable, positive march of history, Progressives see the need for unelected experts who would supervise a vast administration of government. Progressivism is rooted in the philosophy of European thinkers, most notably the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. Progressivism takes its name from a faith in historical progress. According...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 8: Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution

    04/09/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | April 9 2012 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincolns fidelity to the Declaration of Independence is equally a fidelity to the Constitution. The Constitution takes its moral life from the principles of liberty and equality, and was created to serve those principles. We are divided as a nation today, as in Lincolns time, because we have severed the connection between these two documents. Lincolns Fragment on the Constitution and the Union contains the central theme of Lincolns life and work. Drawing upon biblical language, Lincoln describes the Declaration of Independence as an apple of gold, and the Constitution as the frame of silver around it. We cannot...
  • "Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty" Live Webcast Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Noon EST

    04/05/2012 8:48:05 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/05/2012 | Paul A. Rahe
    Hillsdale College First Principles on First Fridays lecture: Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty Funding for this months First Principles on First Fridays program has been provided by the Philip M. McKenna Foundation.Paul A. RaheCharles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage, Hillsdale CollegeDownload the Flier.Tuesday, April 10, 201212:00 - 1:00 p.m.Please note that this months program will take place on a Tuesday in deference to Good Friday.Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and is Professor of History at Hillsdale College. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University...
  • Political Evils and Utopian Seductions

    04/03/2012 11:22:47 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | August 1994 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Without question, one of the most moving and disturbing movies of the last several years has been Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler's List. Wrapped in a fascinating story about one German businessman's successful attempt to save 1,100 Jews from the Nazi extermination machine is a visual style that captures more clearly the cold brutality of Hitler's National Socialist totalitarianism than practically any documentary produced since the end of the Second World War. A colleague of mine at Hillsdale College, who spent time in the Jewish Ghetto in Kaunas, Lithuania, as a young boy during the war, told me that no film...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 7: Crisis of Constitutional Government

    04/03/2012 5:18:40 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | April 2 2012 | Will Morrisey
    Welcome to Week 7 Crisis of Constitutional Government At the heart of the American constitutional crisis of the mid-nineteenth century stood the moral, social, and political evil of slavery. At stake in this crisis was the future of republican self-government.Abraham Lincoln saw the dilemma facing the nation as the crisis of a house divided. While the American Founders worked to put slavery, as Lincoln said, on the course of ultimate extinction, the institution had instead flourished in the first half of the nineteenth century. By the 1850s, efforts to expand slavery threatened to tear the nation apart.Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 6: Religion, Morality, and Property

    03/26/2012 10:54:21 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies · 8+ views
    Hillsdale College ^ | March 26 2012 | David J. Bobb
    The institutional separation of church and statea revolutionary accomplishment of the American Foundersdoes not entail the separation of religion and politics. On the contrary, as the Northwest Ordinance states, religion, morality and knowledge are necessary to good government. For Americas Founders, reason and revelation properly understood are complementary. Almighty God hath created the mind free, wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Human beings are fallible, yet despite this fact, they are capable of self-government. With careful cultivation of ones soul, attention to the laws of nature and of natures God, and the uplifting assistance of family,...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101: The Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government

    03/23/2012 9:05:48 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Hillsdale College ^ | March 19, 2012 | Will Morrisey
    The separation of powers helps to ensure good government at the same time it guards against tyranny. Independent in function but coordinated in the pursuit of justice, the three branches of governmentlegislative, executive, and judicialmust each have enough power to resist the encroachment of the others, and yet not so much that the liberty of the people is lost. A political regime has three dimensions: the ruling institutions, the rulers, and the way of life of the people. In America, the rulersthe people themselvesand their ruling institutionsstaffed by the peoples representativesaim at securing the Creator-endowed natural rights of all citizens....
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 5 The Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government

    03/19/2012 6:13:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | March 19, 2012 | Will Morrisey
    The separation of powers helps to ensure good government at the same time it guards against tyranny. Independent in function but coordinated in the pursuit of justice, the three branches of governmentlegislative, executive, and judicialmust each have enough power to resist the encroachment of the others, and yet not so much that the liberty of the people is lost. A political regime has three dimensions: the ruling institutions, the rulers, and the way of life of the people. In America, the rulersthe people themselvesand their ruling institutionsstaffed by the peoples representativesaim at securing the Creator-endowed natural rights of all citizens....
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 4: Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny

    03/12/2012 5:11:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 03/12/2012 | Dr. Kevin Portteus
    Week 4 lecture: Dr. Kevin Portteus: Constitution 101 - "Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny" About the Lecturer: Kevin Portteus is assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale College, where he has taught since 2008. Dr. Portteus is faculty advisor for the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program, and teaches courses in American political thought and American political institutions. A visiting graduate faculty member in the American History and Government program at Ashland University, Dr. Portteus formerly taught at Belmont Abbey College and Mountain View College, in Dallas. Having published online through the Washington Times, Human Events, and BigGovernment.com, his book, Executive Details: Public Administration...
  • What Public Employee Unions are Doing to Our Country

    03/08/2012 4:21:31 PM PST · by harpu · 3 replies
    Imprimis (Hillsdale College) ^ | March, 2012 | William McGurn
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2012, by William McGurn (News Corporation) at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Newport Beach, California MANY SCHOLARS ARE better versed on the history of public employee unions than I am, but there is one credential I can claim that they cannot: I am a taxpayer in the Peoples Republic of New Jerseystan. That makes me an authority on how public sector unionsespecially at the state and local levelare thwarting economic growth, strangling the middle class, and generally hijacking the democratic process to serve their own ends rather...
  • Hillsdale' Constitution 101: "The Problem of Majority Tyranny"

    03/05/2012 3:33:36 PM PST · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | Feb. 2012 | David J. Bobb
    Welcome to Week 3 The Problem of Majority Tyranny Overview America was governed under the Articles of Confederation from 1781 to 1789. Unable to redress the problem of majority tyranny, the Articles were abandoned in favor of the Constitution, which created a more perfect union. David J. Bobb is director of the Hillsdale College Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, in Washington, D.C., and lecturer in politics. Dr. Bobb teaches courses in American politics and political theory to students participating in the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program. Through teaching the enduring principles of the American Declaration of Independence...
  • Hillsdale College' Constitution 101

    02/28/2012 10:17:08 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Constitution 101 Schedule Each lecture is pre-recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Lectures and other study materials will be released by noon each Monday according to the schedule. Once released, they are available to view at your convenience. You will receive an email each week informing you that new material is available. The American Mind Larry P. Arnn Monday, February 20 The Declaration of Independence Thomas G. West Monday, February 27 The Problem of Majority Tyranny David Bobb Monday, March 5 Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny Kevin Portteus Monday, March 12 Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government Will Morrisey Monday,...
  • Santorum to speak at Hillsdale College Monday

    02/17/2012 7:22:44 PM PST · by writer33 · 5 replies
    WTOL/Toledo ^ | 02/17/142 | Nick Bade
    HILLSDALE, MI (WTOL) Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum will visit Hillsdale College Monday. The visit is part of the school's first presidential candidate symposium. Students have also invited the three other leading republican candidates, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, to participate in the forum. So far, Santorum is the only candidate to accept the invitation. All four candidates are campaigning heavily in Michigan ahead of the state's Feb. 28 primary. Mitt Romney held an economic roundtable discussion in Monroe Thursday. Recent polls in Michigan show Santorum ahead of the former Massachusetts Governor, who grew up in the...
  • Santorum to speak at Hillsdale, other candidates invited

    02/16/2012 12:59:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hillsdale Collegian ^ | February 15, 2012 | Marieke van der Vaart
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak on campus Monday night, Hillsdale College administrators and representatives from his campaign confirmed. Students have also invited Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney to speak at what could be the colleges first presidential candidate symposium. At press time, their campaigns had not committed to the event. Santorum said he was looking forward to visiting Hillsdale to participate in the forum. I am excited to share my vision for a brighter America, and the life experiences that have helped shape those positions, Santorum said. The Hillsdale College Constitution Symposium, a coalition of students...
  • About Constitution 101 [free course mentioned by Rush today]

    02/13/2012 1:05:25 PM PST · by Daffynition · 67 replies · 15+ views
    Hillsdale.edu ^ | February 13, 2012 | unknown
    Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College. Featuring an expanded format from the Introduction to the Constitution lecture series with Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, Constitution 101 follows closely the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students. In this course, you can: watch lectures from the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on campus; study the same readings taught in the College course; submit questions for weekly Q&A sessions with the faculty; access a course study guide; test your knowledge through weekly quizzes; and upon completion of...
  • Hillsdale College Constitution 101 Class Offered Free Online

    02/10/2012 11:04:37 AM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 61 replies · 1+ views
    hillsdale.edu ^ | 2/10/12
    Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College. Featuring an expanded format from the Introduction to the Constitution lecture series with Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, Constitution 101 follows closely the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students. In this course, you can: watch lectures from the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on campus; study the same readings taught in the College course; submit questions for weekly Q&A sessions with the faculty; access a course study guide; test your knowledge through weekly...
  • Embattled Cain focuses on security in Hillsdale

    11/29/2011 9:26:40 PM PST · by TBP · 18 replies
    Detroit News | November 29. 2011 | staff and wire reports
    Link only: http://detnews.com/article/20111129/POLITICS03/111290386/Embattled-Cain-focuses-on-security-in-Hillsdale
  • Hillsdale College Free Market forum: Markets, Government, and the Common Good Oct. 27-28

    10/27/2011 1:15:51 AM PDT · by iowamark
    Hillsdale College ^ | Oct. 27 2011 | Hillsdale College
    Markets, Government, and the Common Good Presented in conjunction with the Acton Institute and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Register to watch the free webcast of this event: hillsdalefmf.com Schedule of Events: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 8:00 p.m. The New Road to Serfdom: Lessons to Learn from European Policy Daniel Hannan European Parliament FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 8:00-9:45 a.m. The National Debt and Entitlement Reform Chair: Gary Wolfram Hillsdale College Presenters: The Debt Crisis David R. Henderson Naval Postgraduate School The Entitlement Crisis Michael D. Tanner CATO The Politics of Entitlement Reform Dean Clancy FreedomWorks 10:15 -11:45 a.m. Can We...
  • On The Importance Of Our Founding Principles: A Speech To Hillsdale College Major Donors

    10/10/2011 5:51:02 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 5 replies
    Klamath in Crisis ^ | 10/10/11 | Igor Birman
    Thank you for your invitation to be here today and I am very honored that you should ask me not only to join you in the observance of Constitution Week, but also permit me to express my respect and admiration for Hillsdale College and to thank each of you for everything you have done to make their tireless efforts possible. Now, I confess that I am not able to call myself a Hillsdale graduate nor can I lay claim to any formal affiliation with you. But, nonetheless, I come here as a very great beneficiary of your commitment to the...
  • Hillsdale College in Pittsburgh- vanity

    04/26/2011 5:24:40 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 8 replies
    Tomorrow evening my husband and I will be attending the Hometown Lecture Series in Pittsburgh sponsored by Hillsdale College. I was simply curious as to how many FReepers also plan on attending. If anyone has attended other events from the series, feel free to post what you thought of the presentations.
  • My Evening with Mark Steyn

    03/11/2011 9:25:02 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 11 replies
    6 foot 2 In High Heel Shoes ^ | March 12, 2011 | Me
    Driving through foreboding fogginess Wednesday, I was struck with a creeping sense of lurking doom, which naturally put me in the perfect humor to hear Mark Steyns speech at Hillsdale College that evening. Luckily, he was in an apocalyptic mood and delivered on a promise to give listeners something to think on, or at least drink on, depending on individual preference. Introducing his topic, he said, If youre planning on drinking to forget, Ill try to give you plenty youll want to forget. Steyn disclosed the brutal truth of America in decline; the insatiable appetites of activist bureaucracy, moronic budgetary...
  • SPREAD THE WORD! Kirby Center lunch/talk this Friday in DC - 'What Would Abraham Lincoln Do?'

    02/28/2011 12:58:27 PM PST · by hillsdale1 · 4 replies
    The 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War offers an opportunity to reflect upon the wartime statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln. Impelled to the presidency by a constitutional crisis, Lincoln stood on the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution both before and during the Civil War. With special attention to what Americans today may learn from Lincoln as we grapple with a global war and prodigious debt, this lecture will illuminate Lincoln's example of self-government under law.
  • 'Analyzing the Constitution for 90 Days The Preamble to the United States Constitution'

    02/21/2011 6:53:00 PM PST · by hillsdale1 · 11 replies
    Constituting America ^ | 2/22/11 | Dr. David Bobb
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The Preamble to the Constitution was added at the last minute by the Constitutional Convention, roundly criticized upon its announcement, and even today lacks any legal standing. So what does it mean, and why does it matter? We the People was a powerful and even revolutionary way to...
  • LAT Says FDR Book Made Hillsdale Prof. Burt Folsom "Conservative Hero"

    02/16/2011 5:54:17 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/12/11 | Mark Z. Barabak
    For more than half a century, biographers have treated Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Rushmore-like reverence, celebrating the nation's 32nd president as a colossus who eased the agony of the Great Depression and saved democracy from Nazi Germany. Which never sat right with historian Burton Folsom Jr. Growing up in Nebraska, Folsom remembers, his dad, a savings and loan executive, griped about high taxes and Roosevelt's voracious ambition. FDR was dead, but his legacy deficit spending, an activist federal government, an expansive social safety net lived on. About 15 years ago, Folsom read another of those historical surveys, this...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe @ Commentary: 'How to Think About the Tea Party'

    02/13/2011 8:24:51 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 8 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2011 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    On February 19, 2009, when the finance commentator Rick Santelli indulged in a rant against the newly unveiled stimulus bill on the CNBC cable network and called for a demonstration in Chicago modeled on the Boston Tea Party, he fired a shot heard round the country. Santellis diatribe was focused on the fact that Americans who had played by the rules, had saved much of what they had earned, and had paid their bills on time were being required to bail out fellow citizens who had gotten caught short in purchasing a domicile they could not afford or while speculating...
  • Ricochet: "Listing Conservative Braniacs"

    09/28/2010 9:53:39 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 10 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 9/28/10 | Peter Robinson
    By way of Twitter, this just in from Uncommon Knowledge viewer Travis Lindsay: Peter, if you had to make a list of the top conservative intellectuals today who would make your list? A lovely question. Weve come a long way since Lionel Trillings 1950 declaration that [i]n the United States at this time liberalism is not only the dominate but even the sole intellectual tradition. Our side has brilliant scholars, think tanks, intellectual ferment. Of any number who belong on this long list, three who come immediately to mind:
  • Hillsdale College Prof. Paul Rahe - "Democrat Civil War: Going to the Mattresses?"

    10/18/2010 12:02:18 PM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 10/18/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    Back in mid-June, Leslie Gelb floated an idea in an op-ed piece that he published in The Wall Street Journal. After the midterms, he argued, when Robert Gates resigned his position as Secretary of Defense, Hillary Clinton should be given the job in preparation for making her the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 2012. As a booby prize Gelb spoke, of course, in more flattering terms Joe Biden could be made Secretary of State. Apart from fact that it requires one to suppose that a man known as loose lips, notorious for blurting out the first thing that comes...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul A. Rahe @ Ricochet - "How to Judge a Poll"

    10/19/2010 2:35:11 PM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 3 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 10/19/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    Over the next couple of weeks, we will be deluged by polls. Most of them will be honestly conducted. Others will constitute an attempt to discourage the voters on one side or another. How can one separate the sheep from the goats? You should start with one key question. What are the pollsters turn-out expectations, and do they make any sense? Jay Cost went to the heart of the matter in his post this morning. As he put it, the partisan composition of the electorate remains the critical unresolved issue of this cycle. Every pollster is making a guess as...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe - "Beyond the Liberal Spin: The Realignment Underway"

    11/05/2010 7:07:50 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 1 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 11/5/2010 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    The election is now over and the results are in except in Alaska, Colorado, Washington, and a congressional district here and there. And one by one the usual suspects are weighing in with their comments. Most of these are utterly predictable, and some are downright mendacious, as one would expect. When President Obama denied that the biggest Republican victory since the 1920s was a referendum on the policies embraced by his party and his administration, he was either lying or deep in denial and the same thing can be said about The New York Times, which opined yesterday...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe @ BigGovernment - "Barack Obama: A One-Trick Pony"

    11/08/2010 6:35:52 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 11/8/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    A bit less than a year ago, I posted piece entitled Is Barack Obama a One-Trick Pony? I raised this question with an eye to three thumbsuckers that had recently appeared one on Politico by veteran commentator Elizabeth Drew; another, entitled Amateur Hour at the White House, written by Leslie Gelb for The Daily Beast; and a third, drawing on the remarks of these two well-known Democratic scribes, published in The Wall Street Journal by Peggy Noonan. Noonan had two things to say first, that no one among her liberal acquaintances really loved Barack Obama the way so...