Duke Cheston

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  • Arizona State Speaks Loudly, Carries a Small Stick

    What if I told you I was going to “reconceptualize” our public research universities into “New American Universities,” “comprehensive knowledge enterprises” committed to “perpetual innovation?” You’d probably smack me across the face and tell me to stop speaking gibberish. I wouldn’t blame you. But if I was Michael Crow, the…
    Duke Cheston, February 15, 2012
  • Diversity, the False God

    A while back, I tried to figure out just what, exactly, university offices of diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, etc., etc., actually do. As it turns out, the main thing they do is tell people how wonderful diversity is, kind of like the way preachers tell people how great and important Jesus…
    Duke Cheston, February 1, 2012
  • Heritage: Don’t Fret Over Agenda 21

    Have you heard about Agenda 21? It’s the United Nations’ evil plan to totally dominate every aspect of your life from their perch in that green-marble-walled room in New York. Using friendly-sounding euphemisms like “smart growth” and “public-private partnerships”, the world’s most conniving politicians want to make the world’s 7…
    Duke Cheston, December 2, 2011
  • A Good Day for Justice

    Daren, excellent analysis on yesterday’s campus police/religion NC Supreme Court ruling. I wrote about the situation after the appellate decision last year. Back then I was concerned that the courts would be getting into the business of deciding “How much Bible is too much?” in our state’s private…
    Duke Cheston, November 11, 2011
  • Send In the Chinese!

    On the front page of the New York Times* and the Chronicle of Higher Education today is a story about Chinese students in American universities. Much of the story is about the troubles that both sides are having with the relationship: the Chinese are sometimes getting ripped off…
    Duke Cheston, November 3, 2011
  • Further the Fame

    Many thanks to the Daily Tar Heel‘s Brendan Cooley for some great publicity today for yours truly and the Pope Center. Cooley quoted me criticizing the rapid expansion of UNC Health Care, the state government-owned hospital chain. (I’ve written about the subject here and here. Also, the…
    Duke Cheston, October 25, 2011
  • Professor Inadvertently Calls UNC Stupid

    As we know, the local magazine Independent Weekly loves to hate on all things Pope-backed. I suspect they think it’s courageous in a “stick it to the Man, man” kind of way. Regardless of the thinking, though, it sometimes leads them to print rather silly quotes like the one…
    Duke Cheston, September 9, 2011
  • Your Tax Dollars at Work

    Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, is no Republican. However, judging from today’s strip, he at least seems to be developing conservative sympathies (and, given the recent bombardment he’s received from angry feminists, it’s understandable).
    Duke Cheston, July 18, 2011