Right Wing Think Tank [Intercollegiate Studies Institute] Sues Employees from Jack Miller Center
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute [conservative think tank] has filed a lawsuit against three former senior employees and a donor, charging that they took with them proprietary material needed to start and eventually sustain a competing stand-alone foundation. ...
Here is a link to an interview with Jack Miller in PHILANTHROPY Magazine.
At issue is a confidential donor database of faculty members at colleges across the country who are “sympathetic to ISI’s aims,” directories of scholars and academics who have taken part in the group’s summer programming and a forthcoming manual on how to build centers at colleges focusing on the study of the country’s founding principles, according to the suit, which was filed in a Delaware state court.
In addition to wanting its property returned, ISI said it wants the donor, Miller, to honor a pledge of $1.5 million he made to the Greenville-based organization. Miller was the founder and president of Quill Corporation before it was sold to Staples Inc.
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has taken down the Jack Miller Center
for the Teaching of America's Founding Principles website, but here is the cached version:
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
The Jack Miller Center
for the Teaching of America's Founding Principles
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The restoration of higher education depends upon successfully multiplying the number of professors on college campuses who are committed to teaching America's heritage. The Miller Center is therefore dedicated to encouraging within the academy professors who regard America's founding principles as worth teaching.
July 30 - August 11, 2007: Boulder, Colorado
* America: The First New Nation?
* Program Description (PDF)
July 31 - August 12, 2006: Boulder, Colorado
* Schedule (PDF)
* Reading Schedule (PDF)
* After-action Report (PDF)
The Miller Center Faculty Rights Handbook
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A lectureThe Miller Center identifies and supports a national network of scholars and students devoted to the teaching and study of America's founding principles. To revitalize teaching at colleges and universities, we conduct intensive, two-week summer institutes involving nearly 100 junior faculty and doctoral students. These events have the practical aim of developing and adopting intellectually serious, compelling, and philosophically engaging courses that deal with the foundational principles of the American Republic, America's place within the broader intellectual and cultural traditions of the West, and the texts that embody those principles. We also help scholars with the resources they need to secure tenure-track positions and we provide the training and assistance they need to research, write, and publish.
In 2006, the Miller Summer Institute was held in conjunction with the University of Colorado's Center for Western Civilization from July 31 to August 12, in Boulder, Colorado.
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Books By Miller Center Scholars
Cover of "A Student's Guide to Philosophy" by Harvey Mansfield
A Student's Guide to Philosophy
Cover of "The Devil Knows Latin" by E. Christian Kopf
The Devil Knows Latin
E. Christian Kopf
Cover of "A Student's Guide to US History" by Wilfred McClay
A Student's Guide to US History
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Posted by Librarian at 10/19/2007 07:23:00 AM