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Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks, a contributor to Commentary’s blog, is professor of politics at Ursinus College

colleges

Tolerance of offensive speech or expression is an acquired taste. I recall learning in school about the 1977 case, National Socialist Party of America v....
college

Last week, I reported on the appearance at Vassar College, co-sponsored by their Jewish Studies program, of Jasbir Puar, a Professor of Gender and Women’s...
israel

Vassar College may be the most anti-Israel school in the country. It is one of the only colleges whose faculty has come out in large numbers...
Psychology

Concerned with the “near absence of political diversity in many fields,” late last year a group of leading academics founded the Heterodox Academy. Its mission:...
Israel

Historians this Saturday, at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, resoundingly rejected an anti-Israel resolution. The final vote was 111-51 against the resolution...
yale

As a career academic, I try to be optimistic about our colleges and universities, particularly the fate of the humanities. But even optimists will find...
BDS

The boycott, divestment, sanctions movement has taken a special interest in Malaysia. That’s not surprising since Malaysia is an aggressive violator of rights. Its Sedition Law...
college

Oberlin College is only the most recent institution with a deep commitment to what it calls diversity and social justice to be hit with accusations...
Harvard

Harvard undergraduate students eating at Annenberg Dining Hall were recently greeted with -- I am not making this up -- a “Holiday Placemat for Social...
Yale

In October, Erika Christakis, a Yale University instructor, wrote a mild email to students in Silliman College, the house for which she serves as associate...
college

In a move that will surprise no one, the American Anthropological Association voted at its annual meeting overwhelmingly, 1040-36, to endorse the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions...
yale

Michael Rubin has been covering the student protests at his alma mater, Yale University. As he reports, Yale President Peter Salovey has announced, in response...