Research + News | Topic: Politics

Connecting With College Students Over Break

Parents all over the country are anticipating their young adult kids coming home for the holiday break. For some, it’s the first time they’ve been home since they sent them off and set them up for the college school year. Home will feel like home again.

Read more of this blog post from Steve Argue on the Fuller Youth Institute site by clicking here.

Party Schools

David Horowitz zeros in on the indoctrination of students by ideologues. Read the article here.

Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?

New book by sociologist Neil Gross explains how academic liberalism became a self-reproducing phenomenon, and why Americans on both the left and right should take notice. Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? is available from Harvard University Press.

Learn more about the book here.

Read a review by Mark Bauerlein (The Weekly Standard) here.

Christian Colleges Moving Away From Political Conservatism

After the departure of president Dinesh D’Souza, The King’s College in New York City and many other Christian colleges and universities are revisiting their political positions.

Read the full report from Christianity Today here.

Faculty Moving Further to the Left

A survey released by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) suggests that undergraduate faculty are moving further to the left. Among full-time faculty members at four-year colleges and universities, the percentage identifying as “far left” or liberal has increased notably in the last three years, while the percentage identifying in three other political categories has declined.

Read a report from Inside Higher Ed here.

Learn more about the HERI Faculty Survey here.

College Students Show Little Interest in Politics This Election Year

A study conducted by the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda at the University of Maryland reports that college students today are apathetic about politics and seek little news about the presidential election.

Read more about the study here.