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Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks, author of Perfection and Disharmony in the Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Cambridge University Press, 2005), is professor of politics at Ursinus College. He has written on higher education for Jewish Ideas Daily, Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Wall Street Journal.

alice goffman

Alice Goffman, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin, is a controversial scholar. Her book, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American...
BDS

I was beginning to feel a little sorry for campus boycott activists. After all, if any year was going to be their year, it was...
Harvard

There was a big announcement at the “Afternoon of Engagement on Inclusion and Belonging,” by the co-chair of the Presidential Task Force for Inclusion and...
college

Many diagnoses of the ills afflicting colleges and universities put students and faculty members at the center. But particularly at community colleges, staffed mainly by...
bds

Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School, is, whatever one thinks of him, among the biggest names in American...
Charles Murray

When Charles Murray came to Middlebury College on Thursday, Middlebury’s administration said the right thing. Murray’s work has long been controversial, particularly since he co-authored The...
transgender

Widespread interest in microaggressions--mostly subtle, mostly inadvertent slights directed at racial minorities and other “marginalized” groups--is relatively new. According to Scott Lilienfeld, a professor of...
BDS

In 2005, a coalition of organizations claiming to represent Palestinian civil society issued a call to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel. Since then, the...
berkeley

Noah has already commented on the successful shutdown of Milo Yiannopoulos’ talk at the University of California, Berkeley. He sees it as part both of...
college

It has been more than twenty years since New York University physics professor Alan Sokal succeeded in getting a parody article published in the journal,...
BDS

As I reported last week, the Modern Language Association was considering at its annual convention a resolution endorsing an academic boycott of Israel. To judge by...
Israel

Shortly after this year’s election, InsideHigherEd ran a piece about just how thrown many college and university professors were by Donald Trump’s win. Count me...