National Review encourages collegiate giving clubs
Collegiate giving clubs are a way for donors to boost the impact of their largesse and to steer the dollars toward favorite projects.
This week, the National Review announced formation of its own Collegiate Giving Clubs. The goal, according to a dedicated Web site, is to help readers of the conservative journal to support "teaching and courses that reflect the positive aspects of American history, the importance of free markets to wealth creation and the elimination of poverty, and the significance of Judeo-Christian and Western achievements."
There are persistent claims of liberal bias at America's universities. This site is predicated on the notion that, if Review readers donate money without strings attached, it could well fund initiatives that reflect liberal values.
On a similar note ...
Conservative students at the University of Virginia announced the successful introduction of a course called American Conservatism in the 20th Century, to acquaint students with "the principles and history of the conservative movement."
It's part of an initiative called Conservatism 101, a project of U-Va.'s Burke Society and the Leadership Institute, both ideologically conservative groups, tailored to "help students and professors introduce courses at their schools," according to a release.
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Daniel de Vise
| October 8, 2010; 12:07 PM ET
Categories: Development, Pedagogy | Tags: Conservatism 101, National Review, college giving clubs, conservatism on campus, liberal bias in higher education
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