The experience of Larry Summers at Harvard University shows the penalties paid by academics who are factually accurate but politically incorrect, even when they are liberal Democrats. Imagine what would happen if they were libertarians.
Monthly Archives For February 2005
The higher education establishment now shares the mores of popular culture—as seen in Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City and reality shows like Who Wants to Marry My Dad? —and has turned them from bawdy entertainment to theory, according to a new report from the Independent Women’s Forum.
One of the few genuine academic experts on African Studies has explained the problems that plague that continent, such as famine and civil war, in great clarity in numerous books and articles, but his message has not been particularly welcome in academia.
A California community college professor recently made headlines when a student alleged that the professor encouraged him to seek counseling due to a patriotic term paper. Legislators and health advocates fear a new presidential initiative may make similar scenarios commonplace in public schools across the country.
The complete transcript of Harvard prez Lawrence Summers’s speech containing his controversial remarks about gender differences has now been released. But whether this helps or hurts his career is still a matter of opinion.
Students fighting campus liberals do have allies, but most are not on their campuses.
Up until now, we have resisted setting down on paper Accuracy in Academia’s recommended colleges.
While stories of illiberal professors and higher education hijinks are becoming more visible in the national media, conservative students want to do more than expose them.
Although he had told Bill O’Reilly that he was encouraging a political, rather than an armed, intifada, Dr. Bazian made no such protestations to me.
Professors who support Democratic causes dominate college and university classrooms. Recent studies have shown that Democrats outnumber Republicans on college faculties by, at least, an 8-to-1 margin.