Defining Faculty Roles: Scholarship Only, Activism on Your Own Time

One of higher education’s enduring questions is about the proper role of faculty. The debate is growing hotter, as increased activism by some faculty is causing pushback from many quarters. A week ago, the Martin Center published an article by Fabio Rojas in which he described the proper role of a faculty member as one … Continue reading “Defining Faculty Roles: Scholarship Only, Activism on Your Own Time”


Defining Faculty Roles: Scholarship First, Activism Second

Let’s imagine that you felt a lump in your body and went to the doctor. Once you sat down in the examination room, the doctor came in and said, “Hello, it’s nice to see you. I am sorry, but I haven’t had time to examine your medical records. I’ve been busy. I went to protest … Continue reading “Defining Faculty Roles: Scholarship First, Activism Second”


The Middlebury Mob Shows How Thin the Veneer of Our Civilization Is

On March 2, there was one of those oh-so-revealing events that makes people realize that very bad trends are at work in America, trends that are corroding the essence of civilization. Middlebury College in Vermont is a liberal arts school. The prolific author and American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray was asked to speak at … Continue reading “The Middlebury Mob Shows How Thin the Veneer of Our Civilization Is”