Are College “Diversity Statements” Beneficial?
By George Leef In just 40 years, we have gone from a using “diversity” as merely a “plus factor” that colleges and universities could consider in choosing which students to admit (that was the impact of the Bakke case in 1978, a tenuous legal thread that only Justice Powell in his pivotal opinion suggested) to […]
A Fresno State Professor Learns an Expensive Lesson
A college professor is supposed to teach his subject and serve as a role model for students, at least when it comes to civility and respect for the rights of others. Often, however, professors feel justified in engaging in behavior that wouldn’t be tolerated in children, as a recent case at Fresno State University shows.
Nothing screams entitlement like the word “demand”
The posters on cultural appropriation, the student demonstrations, the protests, the seminars ad nauseum are all the more pernicious in that their real damage is hidden.
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.