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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...
Campus

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...
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...
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...
college

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...
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...
transgender

“This is my freedom of speech,” said a California State University-Los Angeles student, as she tore down posters advertising a talk by American Enterprise Institute...
alice goffman

Much of the debate about universities these days seems to focus on speech codes, "micro aggressions," and the like—essentially, a continuation of the "political correctness"...
college

In Tuesday’s Philadelphia Inquirer, Kathleen Innello agreed with many commentators that we have a duty to be “boldly honest” about the dangers of Donald Trump....