A History Professor Dares to Question the Diversity Mantra
Almost every higher education leader in America utters this mantra: “We need diverse student bodies because they lead to a richer learning environment.” Recently, one professor had the guts to argue that the mantra is false — Charles Geshekter.
Antifa Attack Peaceful Demonstrators to Stop Hate at Berkeley
Violence erupted at Berkeley again, and at least 13 people were arrested. What’s more troubling, however, is that many intellectuals seem to approve of the violent tactics.
Is Killing The Koala Legal?
The Koala is a student newspaper at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). In 2015, it became the center of a legal dispute that still rages.
At UC Berkeley, Freedom of Speech Is a Security Risk
University of California, Berkley, once the home of the free speech movement, is now the home of censorship and suppression of diverse ideas. Its most recent tactic? Using “campus safety” as a smokescreen to hinder conservative thought from penetrating the university’s bubble.
Do You Have to Be Educated in Social Justice to Help Needy People?
We probably do need social workers in hospitals, schools, colleges, municipalities, and family social service organizations. But why must they be SJW types, imbued with leftist theory on the supposed need for government intervention to alleviate the problems of our society?
How Can You Offer a Liberal Arts Education Without Teaching Philosophy?
Mills College, like many private universities in America, is having to make some budget cuts in order to stay afloat. The philosophy department will lose its only two professors, effectively getting rid of the major.
University Faces Lawsuit for Ideological Bias in Funding of Student Groups
I would like to suggest a solution that cuts this Gordian Knot. Colleges and universities should stop using mandatory student fees to support student groups entirely.
Another University Capitulates to Divisive Student Demands
While 2017 was a comparatively tame year after the two riotous ones preceding it, student radicals have not forgotten how to employ the pressure tactics that work against weak and compliant college administrators.
Free Speech Antidote in California
Multiple incidents have threatened free speech—and student safety—on California’s college campuses this year, so taxpayers and lawmakers should welcome the proposal from Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) to protect students and the free expression of ideas.
Defending the Student Punished for Distributing Copies of the Constitution
The irony here is rich. In trying to spread knowledge about our constitutional rights—including free speech—a student at a public college was informed that those rights were only exercisable in a 616-square-foot area.