Archive for the ‘College/university’ Category

Dogmatic mysticism in the intolerant left

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Somewhere around the interwebs, I once read an analogy to the radical-left social justice movement that went something like this: Imagine you have a child of, say, pre-school or elementary-school age. He is playing in your living room as usual, doing nothing out of the ordinary, until he steps across ...

Quote of the day

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

"But in reality the point of free speech is for the stuff that’s over the line, and strikingly unbalanced. If free speech is only for polite persons of mild temperament within government-policed parameters, it isn’t free at all." —Mark Steyn, "The slow death of free speech" I suspect that some of my ...

Student protests, free assocation, and free market

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Aditya Chakrabortty writes a chilling column on the efforts by British universities and local police departments to crack down on student protests and other demonstrations. It's hard to imagine there's an advanced, Western society in which human beings' freedom to assemble and demonstrate—peacefully, by the way—is so readily and blatantly ...

NCAA admits its student-athlete "promotion" clause is not required and not backed by law

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

According to an email that Sports By Brooks obtained, the clause in the NCAA student-athlete eligibility form that authorizes the NCAA to use the student-athlete's name or picture in promotional materials is not required for the student-athlete's eligibility, and it would not be legal for the NCAA to make it ...

Good for the Southeastern Conference!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

In college athletics, the Southeastern Conference has been lenient in penalizing student-athletes who fail a marijuana test. The SEC might not punish a player at all for one failed test, and it might be a third, fourth, or even fifth failed test before a player is suspended or banned from ...