ENMU’s Jordan earns academic honor

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior Tracy Jordan has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI College Division softball first team for the second consecutive year. The all-district team is chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Jordan, a physical education major from Rosamond, […]

Higher education sliding into mediocrity

by Walter Williams Last week’s column discussed the sad and tragic state of affairs in higher education. According to loads of letters received in response to that column, it’s worse than I thought. Let me share just a few of them. One person wrote that he knows an elementary school teacher and said, “She believed, […]

College education taking leftist turn

By Walter Williams College costs have risen dramatically over the last several decades. In many cases, it’s difficult to find a college where per-student costs are under $20,000 each year. Most often, tuition doesn’t measure the true cost because taxpayer and donor subsidies pay part of the expenses. While costs are rising, education quality is […]

College deserves F for grading system

By Walter Williams Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., enforces an academic policy that defies belief. Say I’m a freshman taking your class in biology. I learn little from your lectures, assigned readings and homework. I do attend class every day, take notes and manage to average 40 percent on the graded work for the semester. […]

Research based on Web can be faulty

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Google is one of many search engines students are using to find information for school papers. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn, CNJ News Editor The story goes something like this: A graduate student logs onto the Internet to research a major paper, finds a site, quotes its content only to find out […]

Reagan took his leader role seriously

Those who love liberty lost one of their premier leaders when Ronald Reagan died Saturday. One need not consider all of Reagan’s policies excellent to realize he was the only president in the 20th century who understood what America meant to all the world, why it was dubbed “the leader of the free world,” despite […]

Eastern athletes making the grade

By Dave Wagner ced with a two-fold task — recruit good enough athletes to be competitive on the playing field while also trying to help them achieve academic success as they prepare for the “real” world. Eastern New Mexico University appears to have found a good balance based on fall semester grades in 2003. The […]

Classless society a misnomer

Clyde Davis, columnist The roomful of people is busily engaged in discussing the subject of cultural diversity. This is not just from an ethnic viewpoint, but a class viewpoint as well. How is that possible, you ask, as we live in a classless society? Well, we really don’t. We just have the freedom, at least […]

Honors 4/11

Program of Academic Exchange Kari Hunt of Clovis has been appointed Community Coord-inator for this region by PAX, Program of Academic Exchange. PAX is a non-profit educational organization which invites international high school students to the United States for an academic homestay. Hunt said, “All PAX students have been carefully screened, speak English, have full […]

Low expectations are bane of black men

Leonard Pitts Jr. I’m not here to beat up on the old guy. Yes, he offended many people. But slapping him around would be beside the point. I’m talking about Paul Hornung, a pro football hall of famer who won the Heisman trophy as a Notre Dame student in 1956. Last week, he offered an […]