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vassar

William Jacobson, founder of the blog Legal Insurrection, is among the best reporters I know on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. Of...
columbia university

There is no shortage of fools involved in the latest free speech controversy at Columbia University. Mike Cernovich, the alt-right speaker who came to campus...
Harvard

The 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, issued by the American Association of University Professors, distinguishes research universities from what it calls...
free speech

The excellent Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is out with a new survey of student attitudes toward free speech. FIRE’s release comes soon after...
persuasion

Bari Weiss has explained why Linda Sarsour, a  Palestinian-American activist famous for her role in the 2017 Women’s March, has no place on a legitimate...
diversity

Melissa Landa was, until recently, a clinical professor of education in the University of Maryland’s College of Education. She had been there for ten years,...
Yale

For much of its recent history, Yale University’s administration maintained a deliberate aloofness from its students. It focused on the development and management of the...
MESA

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA), which describes itself as “a private, non-profit learned society that brings together scholars, educators, and those interested in the...
diversity

As students, faculty, and administrators return to campuses with Charlottesville on their minds, we can expect them to double down on “diversity” initiatives. I put “diversity”...
diversity

Late in 2015, the student activists at Lebanon Valley College briefly became national laughingstocks for demanding that the name of Lynch Memorial Hall be changed....
Betsy DeVos

Outraged liberal ideologues and the teachers' unions are reassuring themselves that Betsy DeVos won’t be able to accomplish much as secretary of education. They shouldn’t...
transgender

Last year, students at Brandeis produced what I was sure would be a long-reigning champion in the “you can’t make this stuff up” department. Brandeis’s...