ON-Lion Letter

Entries for June 2014

ACTA’s online "Oases of Excellence" directory to help alumni support academic excellence in higher education
In June, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) in Washington, D.C., launched a new online directory of "Oases of Excellence," specific pr...

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Manhattan Institute asks which metropolitan areas are leading American's recovery, and why
In a slow, uneven economic recovery, some cities have managed not only to survive but even to thrive.  Their stories, along with those of the not...

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Gas tax in Wisconsin would increase 23% under new federal bill, according to MacIver Institute
"Gas prices could be heading even higher if a new bill to increase the federal gas tax gains any traction in Washington," according to a June story by...

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Supreme Court upholds EPA's authority to limit greenhouse-gas emissions
Although the U.S. Supreme Court criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) regulatory overreaching in a decision announced in June,...

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Fouad Ajami, 1945-2014
Bradley Prize recipient Fouad Ajami died in June at the age of 68.  One of the most-influential Arab-American intellectuals of his generation, Aj...

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As national movement to tackle quality of teacher-preparation programs ignites, programs still failing to prepare nation’s teachers, NCTQ finds
In June, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) in Washington, D.C., released its 2014 Teacher Prep Review -- its third annual asses...

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Summer accelerator helps 11 promising entrepreneurs get companies up and running
In June, the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship (L&E) Clinic, the University Research Park, the Wisconsin Econo...

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In Encounter book, Joshua Muravchik tells how world turned against Israel
During the Six Day War of 1967, polls showed that Americans favored the Israelis over the Arabs by overwhelming margins.  In Europe, support for ...

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2014 Bradley Prize recipients speak of the Constitution, liberty, public discourse, and art
The 11th annual Bradley Prizes gala ceremony was held in June at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The 2014...

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2014 Bradley Symposium thinks through "America's Prospects:  Promise and Peril"
In the bustle of daily politics, it can be difficult to discern the broad trends that will shape America's future.  The 2014 Bradley Symposium in...

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