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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....
evergreen state

In the world of academics, on rare occasions, a department that cannot govern itself is placed under receivership. An outsider is empowered to run and...
anti-semitism

Although the campus boycott movement just lost a big vote at the University of California, Santa Barbara--16 to nothing, no less--its proponents can take solace...
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...
violence

Many have observed a trend on campus toward intolerance for expression and debate. This is not a new phenomenon, nor is it limited to the...
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...
diversity

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...
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...
diversity

This Halloween, University of Oregon Law Professor Nancy Shurtz ran, with the best of intentions, into a buzz saw. At a party, to which she invited...