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Deadline extended! Preview the Fall 2014 issue of TU Print!

The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep at the end of October!

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We’re Now Taking Orders for the Fall 2014 Edition of The Undercurrent!

The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep at the start of October!

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The Cause of the Adjunct Crisis: How a Research Focus is Destroying Higher Education

The “adjunct crisis” has not grown out of the so-called corporatization of the university. Instead, the crisis is largely a product of the very assumption which both the author of the article and universities across the nation have swallowed: that research is valuable as an end in itself.

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Unlearning Individualism: The Lessons of Compulsory Education

Requiring people to attend school, over and against their (and their family’s) wishes teaches students that they should not trust their own judgment, that they should instead respect the values that government authority figures dictate to them.

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We’re Now Taking Orders for the Spring 2014 Edition!

The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep in the middle of March!

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The Character Experiment: How Cultivating Moral Virtue Will Strengthen the Post-Grad Experience

University life presents more than just the opportunity to learn academic content and methods. It also presents a unique opportunity for young adults to hone the particular virtues of character that will prepare them to pursue a happy, successful life.

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No University Left Behind

Under a system where government demands that it get what it pays for, the humanities will either become the propaganda mouthpieces for each and every administration’s political dogma or will otherwise be cut as universities seek to improve their figures.

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How Free Education Produces Undisciplined Minds

There have always been lazy students and unreflective parents, but there have not always been government standards and government money for education that provide perverse incentives that encourage consumers not to think.

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The Push for Equality Punishes Academic Excellence (and Every Other Kind)

A concern about inequality—in education or in wealth—treats intelligence and prosperity as social ills equal to illiteracy and destitution.

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The Liberal Arts: Why Am I Here Again?

Rather than merely casting blame upon universities for poorly structured humanities programs, we ought to recognize that the full cause of the problem is also due to students aimlessly doing as they have been told.

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