Thursday, January 23, 2014

On Bowdoin: Major Upcoming Event in Brunswick

Last year we posted these two items (among others) on the study from the NAS that focused on ‘what Bowdoin College teaches.’

The reaction on the Bowdoin campus among faculty, administration, and student body was illuminating, but didn’t really have ‘legs.’

A significant follow up event has been scheduled right here in Brunswick, featuring noted scholars who will take the discussion to the next level.  We expect some on the campus will consider this to be an unwarranted and hostile forum, and their complaints about ‘academic freedom’ will be duly noted. 

We’re reminded of this pearl of wisdom:

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.”
  - William F. Buckley, Jr.

We plan on attending, and we hope you will consider doing so as well.  Here are the details:

Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Brunswick

● 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ●

Panel Discussion
● 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ●

Inn at Brunswick Station
4 Noble Street

Global Illusions

Bowdoin’s Post-Citizens and the Future of American Higher Education

Dr. Herbert London
President Emeritus
Hudson Institute

Panel Discussion
Dr. KC Johnson
City University of New York

Dr. Michael Poliakoff
Vice President of Policy
American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Dr. Peter Wood
National Association of Scholars

Please join us for an in-depth presentation and discussion about the recent report, What Does Bowdoin Teach? How A Contemporary Liberal arts College Shapes Students. Dr. Herbert London, Dr. Peter Wood, Dr. KC Johnson, and Dr. Michael Poliakoff will discuss how higher education has transformed from strong intellectual traditions, a core curriculum, and a commitment to Western Civilization, to a new focus on race, class, gender, and the environment. Out went the old style of scholarly generalists as teachers, and in came the new style of research specialists as faculty members. The new Bowdoin dedicated itself to the achievement of social justice and to reshaping America in the image of progressive politics.

Luncheon and Panel Discussion Ticket: $35

For additional information, please contact Kate Clark

by phone at 207-321-2550 or by e-mail at

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