Whenever a spate of recruiting or academic scandals hits college sports, critics typically suggest that "everybody does it" and defenders of the sports enterprise write off the wrongdoers as being among a relative handful of "bad apples."
Which is closer to the truth? Judging by one measure -- the number of big-time sports programs that committed major violations and were punished for them by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the first five years of this decade -- the truth is somewhere in between, but probably closer to the former than the latter.
The internment of Japanese Americans in World War II remains a shameful episode in American history. In From Concentration Camp to Campus: Japanese American Students and World War II (University of Illinois Press), Allan W. Austin focuses on a positive event during the internments. More than 4,000 college students were allowed to leave the camps to enroll in colleges -- provided that the colleges would accept them and were not on the West Coast.
Liberals are tired of getting their hats handed to them -- and not just in presidential elections, either.
Today, Campus Progress, which is backed by the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank, opens a campaign to try to win back to liberalism the hearts and minds of American college students.