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2017-2018 Opening Convocation – Grove City College – Hon. Paul J. McNulty ’80

2017-2018 Opening Convocation – Grove City College – Hon. Paul J. McNulty ’80

On August 29, 2017, Grove City College’s ninth president, the Hon. Paul J. McNulty ’80, delivered the 2017-18 Opening Convocation. The inspiring address embraced students, faculty, administration, and staff to the College’s interconnected values of faithfulness, excellence, community, stewardship and … More>

Can the Conservative Message be Saved?

Can the Conservative Message be Saved?

Since 2000, conservatism has been in retreat. For those who believe in limited government, freedom, the rule of law, secure borders, lawful immigration, traditional values and a restrained foreign policy, the past two decades show very little accomplishment.

We have … More>

Remembering Mary Sennholz

Remembering Mary Sennholz

Mary Sennholz—a Grove City College legend and the widow of another GCC legend—passed away peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning. She was 103, she was ready, and she did it her way: She never moved into a nursing home, … More>

The Joys of Life

The Joys of Life

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Ricochet.com.

In an effort to squeegee politics out of my life for a long weekend, I recently attended several sporting events that highlighted my granddaughters’ skills in soccer and swimming.… More>

Grove City College 2017 Commencement — Featuring Distinguished Guest, Vice President Mike Pence

Grove City College 2017 Commencement — Featuring Distinguished Guest, Vice President Mike Pence On Saturday, May 20, Grove City College was honored to welcome Vice President Mike Pence as the 2017 commencement speaker. The large crowd of nearly 5,000 people gave Vice President Pence three standing ovations during his address. After his speech,… More>

Stealing the March

Stealing the March

“Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy.”

–Stonewall Jackson

The ousting of Steve Bannon from the National Security Council (NSC) staff is part of a reorganization initiated by President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, Army Lt. General H.R. McMaster. This … More>

Who was David Rittenhouse? Setting the Record Straight on a Forgotten American Founder

Who was David Rittenhouse? Setting the Record Straight on a Forgotten American Founder

In fictionalized accounts of historical events, writers inevitably project incomplete portraits of characters or recast the characters for dramatic purposes. Historical fiction can be a creative and rewarding means of storytelling and thought-provoking historical commentary. One recent case in which … More>

Boy Scouts: Kind No More

Boy Scouts: Kind No More

The Boy Scouts have announced that children who are biologically female but identify as male may now be scouts. By so doing they have joined a movement whose understanding of gender would make perfect sense to a typical 3-year-old, but … More>

Where’s Our Outrage?

Where’s Our Outrage?

After Katie Rich, a Saturday Night Live writer, tweeted last week that 10-year-old Barron Trump “will be this country’s first homeschool shooter,” she was widely lambasted on social media. Her inappropriate, insensitive remarks deserve to be widely denounced. No child … More>

The Center for Vision & Values Presents: Top 10 of 2016

The Center for Vision & Values Presents: Top 10 of 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. We celebrated an all-time high in website traffic, an exponential growth in social media (approaching 35,000 Facebook fans), and a record number of … More>

George W. Bush: Deadlier Than Stalin? Our Profound Ignorance of the Crimes of Communism

George W. Bush: Deadlier Than Stalin? Our Profound Ignorance of the Crimes of Communism

“Many Millennials Think Bush Killed More Than Stalin.” Such was the surreal subject head sitting in my email box one morning. “Holy @#$%!” wrote a colleague in response. “This is mind-boggling…. This is scary, scary, scary.”

It sure is. It … More>

Hillary’s Abortion Doctor

Hillary’s Abortion Doctor

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

When asked in the last presidential debate what she wanted in a Supreme Court justice, Hillary Clinton did not hesitate to go to abortion. “I want a Supreme Court that … More>

The Great Ty Cobb

The Great Ty Cobb

Editor’s note: A version of this review first appeared at the Claremont Review of Books.

Charles Leerhsen’s “Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty” may be the most important baseball book in decades. It is historically significant in two respects: First, it … More>

How Colleges Overcharge in the Name of “Scholarships” — A Q&A on Tuition Discounting with Dr. P. Jesse Rine

How Colleges Overcharge in the Name of “Scholarships” — A Q&A on Tuition Discounting with Dr. P. Jesse Rine

Editor’s note: In recent years, concerns regarding runaway college tuition and student loan debt have served to undermine public confidence in the value of American higher education. Ironically, the very issue that is now causing such alarm—high tuition—has long More>

Whatever Happened to Conservatism?

Whatever Happened to Conservatism?

As Republicans prepare to gather in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump as their nominee, the question that many may ask is: Whatever happened to conservatism? To the extent that conservatism is defined by limited government, free enterprise, respect for federalism, … More>

STREAMING VIDEO – 2016 – America’s Three Religious Cultures: Embattled Christians, Pop Heretics and Highbrow Skeptics in the 21st Century

STREAMING VIDEO – 2016 – America’s Three Religious Cultures: Embattled Christians, Pop Heretics and Highbrow Skeptics in the 21st Century

The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat speaks to over 600 people during the Center’s 2016 Conference: Media and American Culture: How the Church, Ideas, Elites, Social Networks, and Technology Shape Society.

Ross joined The New York Times as an … More>

Tribute: Remembering the Man who Defended Grove City College before the Supreme Court

Tribute: Remembering the Man who Defended Grove City College before the Supreme Court

David M. Lascell, the lawyer who argued Grove City College’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case, died unexpectedly on Friday at age 74. Lascell was a gentleman, superb lawyer, witty, winsome, and just plain likable. He was a Trustee Emeritus and … More>

Vote for the Crook, it’s Important

Vote for the Crook, it’s Important

Like many Americans, I learned my first real civics lesson watching my mother vote. Unlike many, my first lesson was fairly depressing. I grew up in southern Louisiana, and in the 1991 gubernatorial election David Duke, a former Grand Wizard … More>

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>

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>

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>