Todayâs college students are âsituationally confused.â They have no room in their schedules for âintellectual curiosity.â
And their sexual promiscuity is practically the only part of their lives that their colleges refuse to police.
Two veteran academics who have diagnosed different plagues in modern higher education have little optimism for young people entering college for the foreseeable future, judging by their presentations to a conference this past weekend at Franciscan University of Steubenville, a conservative Catholic institution.
College students have no passions today and âarenât trained to pay attention to the things they feel connected to,â former Yale English professor William Deresiewicz told the gathering on the âcrisisâ in American higher education at the Veritas Center for Public Ethics. ...