The Marine Corps has been emphasizing ethics as part of General James Amos’ intent to reach “every single Marine” on the topic of ethical conduct. In one case, at least, the sessions seem to be versions of college philosophy classes, with a drill down on each of the standard ethical “examples” used in most ethics courses:
Bardorf and Rowan guided the Marines through the murder of Kitty Genovese. They discussed the Good Samaritan Experiment held by the Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Stanford Read more
Much as they do every year, the US military academies ranked near the top of the nation’s best colleges by The Princeton Review.
While some may consider the military academies somewhat interchangeable, its interesting to see the differences in “culture” at each institution. For example, the “most popular major” at USAFA is said to be aero/astro engineering, at Annapolis its economics/history, and at West Point its business and economics. And, as last year, it seems the Merchant Marine Academy has a reputation to overcome.
Interestingly, USAFA fell off the scale on “most religious students” — and West Point took its place.
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It should be common knowledge by now that the US military academies routinely rank among the best colleges in the country by a variety of standards. The academies routinely top the Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges, and all the military academies were on it. Of course, having a quality education with zero tuition does much for the value calculation.
The academies also top the 2011 Best Colleges pubished by the Princeton Review (see the 2010 list), which includes relative ranking criteria on a variety of “interesting” subjects. The Air Force Academy again rises to the top on most conservative and most religious students. The other academies were also consistently near the top on conservative, politically active, and “least happy” students, with slight variations. (One unusual hit was at the Merchant Marine Academy, which took low marks on its professors.) Other rankings: Read more