As I watched the antics of the hooded “Antifa” mobs at Berkeley and other large universities last year, I thought that I’d missed something in my many years as a college professor. Unlike Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Charles Murray, and other dissenters from the leftist academic consensus, I had never been assailed by raging anti-fascist … Continue reading “Sorry, Students, but I Have Never Espoused Racism or White Supremacy”
Recently, one of my neighbors saw students from Elizabethtown College, where I taught for many years, walking down the street wearing what looked like the puzzle pieces featured as symbols by Autistic Awareness. When he asked why they were wearing the all-white puzzle pieces, one of the coeds proudly explained that they were dramatizing the … Continue reading “A Small College Is Suffering from Self-inflicted Wounds”
Despite its flaws, the “publish or perish” systerm at least makes sure faculty members aren’t total deadbeats.
Academic leftists used to be interested in ideas and arguments; much less so today.
Colleges put aside the quest for excellence in favor of candidates with the proper views and characteristics.
Elizabethtown College leaders fell head over heels for that fad and now the school is much the worse.