Don’t Write a Blank Check to Your Alma Mater

When persons of means contemplate death, the question of where to leave their financial assets becomes acute. If they are higher education graduates, their former campuses have “advancement teams” ready to answer questions, provide forms, and urge investments in their institutions. Sometimes they will appeal to altruism, sometimes ideology, and sometimes ego. Would you like … Continue reading “Don’t Write a Blank Check to Your Alma Mater”


Political Reality on North Carolina Campuses: Examining Policy Debates and Forums with Diverse Viewpoints

From the executive summary of “Political Reality on North Carolina Campuses: Examining Policy Debates and Forums with Diverse Viewpoints”: Everywhere in higher education, there is a rhetorical affirmation of the values of free speech and the development of informed citizens. North Carolina’s state motto in Latin is Esse Quam Videri, which translates to “To Be … Continue reading “Political Reality on North Carolina Campuses: Examining Policy Debates and Forums with Diverse Viewpoints”


Encouraging Diverse Policy Viewpoints on Campus

In the last few years, higher education has suffered an embarrassing series of well-publicized incidents of overt censorship by members of the academic community. The instances are geographically widespread and occur in a variety of institutions. At many campuses there have been attempts or successes in disinviting significant speakers from campus, including Ayaan Hirsi Ali … Continue reading “Encouraging Diverse Policy Viewpoints on Campus”