Yearly Archives: 2015

Books Make Great Gifts

Books Make Great Gifts Books Make Great Gifts! This Christmas give the gift of scholarship.

The Center for Vision & Values is pleased to highlight incredible books written by our fellows and contributing scholars. All of the books below would make excellent gifts for … More>

Heritage Foundation Address – Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 – “Degrees and Double-Standards: Scoring the College Scorecard”

Heritage Foundation Address – Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 – “Degrees and Double-Standards: Scoring the College Scorecard”

In September, President Obama announced his administration’s new College Scorecard, touted as a resource for parents and students as they search for a higher education institution. Several well-regarded colleges are nowhere to be found in the data.

Grove City College … More>

Obama’s College ‘Scorecard’ Doesn’t Measure Up

Obama’s College ‘Scorecard’ Doesn’t Measure Up

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The Department of Education has released its “College Scorecard,” a searchable college-affordability database that President Obama described as containing “reliable data on every institution of higher education.”

Unfortunately, that simply … More>

Presidential Election Survey

Presidential Election Survey If the election were held today, who would you like to see as president and vice president? Take the short (only 2 questions!) survey below and let your voice be heard!

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America Visits Pluto

America Visits Pluto

In 1989, America’s Voyager 2 spacecraft performed a reconnaissance flyby of Neptune, the distant ice giant planet that orbits about three billion miles from the sun. I was in graduate school then, and I stayed up all night watching PBS’s … More>

After Waterloo

After Waterloo

“Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.”

—Sir Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, June 19, 1815

The Battle of Waterloo—a series of bloody encounters between French, Anglo-Dutch, and Prussian armies fought over four days—culminated with … More>

My Self-Control is Running on Empty

My Self-Control is Running on Empty

Self-control is more important than self-esteem. The ability to control one’s activities is more predictive of success than is intelligence. When it comes to self-control, research supports Ralph Waldo Emerson’s adage that “character is higher than intellect.” What does the … More>

Practice Resurrection

Practice Resurrection

Editor’s note: Dr. H. Collin Messer delivered the below Harbison Chapel address on April 30 in recognition of being chosen Grove City College’s 2015 Professor of the Year. In his talk Messer teaches us something important about Christ’s resurrection and More>

Great Expectations?

Great Expectations?

“If your children are no better than you are, you have fathered them in vain, indeed you have lived in vain.”

-Solzhenitsyn from “Cancer Ward”

Actually, I am not satisfied merely if my children are better than I am, for … More>

Men Like Stan Evans

Men Like Stan Evans

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator.

“I need to call Stan,” I told my kids as I dropped them off. It was Sunday, which was always a good day to reach Stan Evans. When he needed … More>

Memories of M. Stanton Evans

Memories of M. Stanton Evans

Journalist M. Stanton Evans passed away at the age of 80 on March 3. Calling him “journalist,” while accurate, isn’t quite adequate. Yes, he became the youngest editor of a major metropolitan daily newspaper when named editor of The Indianapolis … More>

STREAMING VIDEO – 2015 – Ninth Annual Ronald Reagan Lecture

STREAMING VIDEO – 2015 – Ninth Annual Ronald Reagan Lecture

In the Ninth Annual Ronald Reagan Lecture, “Reagan for the Millennials,” best-selling Reagan biographer and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, Paul Kengor, interviews two special guests: Andrew Coffin ’98, Young America’s Foundation … More>

The Future of War

The Future of War

“We have tried since the birth of our nation to promote our love of peace by a display of weakness. This course has failed us utterly.”
&endash;Gen. George C. Marshall, 1945

War remains, as a Prussian general defined it nearly … More>

The Future of War

The Future of War

“We have tried since the birth of our nation to promote our love of peace by a display of weakness. This course has failed us utterly.”

-Gen. George C. Marshall, 1945

War remains, as a Prussian general defined it nearly … More>

I Am a Conservative Western Christian

I Am a Conservative Western Christian

In my political views, I consider myself to be a conservative American. In my religious beliefs, I consider myself to be a conservative Christian. I am a conservative Western Christian. Sometimes, however, my two conservative bents seem to be in … More>

Remembering James B. Edwards

Remembering James B. Edwards

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator.

On the morning after Christmas, James B. Edwards passed away. Few Americans under the age of 40—unless they are South Carolinians—had probably never heard of Jim.

Here’s the official biography: … More>