Listening in Order to Learn–What a Thought!
“The more different we get, the harder it becomes to engage in conversation because at some point, if you now get with those people and try and talk with them, you don’t even understand what they’re talking about because they see the world in a very different way.” – Art Markman
Are We Witnessing the Start of a New Free Speech Movement?
Has a Newtonian reaction begun – a pushback by students who understand the value of hearing and appropriating a variety of viewpoints?
Who Will Restore Free Speech On American Campuses?
We live in a moment when mass hysterias override and drive away the reasonableness our civilization once took as a cornerstone of the good life, the life of ordered liberty. Campus disorders merely reflect the mental and moral disorders of the time.
Rape Culture and Due Process
William Murchison gives his take on Johnson and Taylor’s new book “The Campus Rape Panic: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities” in light of a survey showing 15 percent of undergraduate women at the University of Texas have been raped.
Glimmers of Hope at Middlebury
Credit the New York Times with digging a little ways beneath the toxic surface of the Middlebury College disorders to find out what students there are presently thinking about the protest that injured a professor and closed down the sociologist Charles Murray’s intended lecture.
PC and BS: Politicizing the Truth
Everything is politics these days, politics being the science of, among other things, achieving and maintaining power, and “truth” being mainly a slogan useful for hurling at people who would dare to put Milo Yiannopoulos on stage and hand him a mike.
Expect Good Things From Falwell’s New Role in Higher Education
The idea of the federal government making and enforcing moral standards anywhere would have seemed derisory to a society capable of deciding for itself, thank you, how young men and young women should conduct themselves. That society, seemingly, is comatose.
Tenure Will Not Be Eliminated Until Campus Culture Changes
William Murchison shares his thoughts on efforts to eliminate tenure in Missouri and Iowa.
Happy New Year! Time to Get to Work on Higher Ed Reform
Happy New Year! It’s time to get serious about rising costs and sinking performance at the places young people go to get their minds — or whatever — trained and shaped up. There’s plenty to do before it’s January 1 again.
If the Web Is an Unreliable Source of Political Information, Where Should Students Look?
“Many people,” says Sam Wineburg, of the Stanford History Education Group, “assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally perceptive about what they find there. Our work shows the opposite to be true.”