If politics makes strange bedfellows, what does academia make?
There’s actually some uncharacteristic diversity among law school professors on this question, as recounted on Campus Reform. Maybe it’s because, like the 17 percent of fans who stopped buying tickets just last week, they don’t watch football.
For about a century, intellectuals, especially those who teach, have been looking for philosopher kings. When the objects of their affections turn out to be thugs, they rarely admit it.
A controversy made waves when a librarian named Liz Phipps Soeiro rejected Dr. Seuss-written books donated to the library where she works from First Lady Melania Trump.
When professors join in the fun, as happened recently at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, it may well tip the balance, for better or for worse.
Berkeley is creating a financial version of the heckler’s veto, and it must be rejected.
When old established universities opened branch campuses abroad in the first decade of this century, the education press was full of glowing coverage generated by university press releases but the news from abroad has slowed to a trickle, and it’s not because nothing is happening there.
After student protests rocked the campus of the University of Missouri in 2015, student enrollment has dropped significantly.
A recent Brookings Institution survey, for example, found that 44 percent of students believed so-called “hate speech” is not protected by the first amendment while another 16 percent answered “don’t know.”
In a “Dear Colleague” letter to university administrators, the U. S. Department of Education reversed the Obama Administration’s guidance urging school officials to go above and beyond, some would say outside, the law while investigating charges of sexual harassment under Title IX laws.