Letter to the Editor: Davidson College has changed

To the editor: I graduated from Davidson College nearly 50 years ago. Since that time, the College has maintained that the culture of the school has remained unchanged. The failure to adopt the Chicago Principles of Free Expression demonstrates to this graduate that this is simply not true. Thank you for your coverage of what … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Davidson College has changed”


Letter to the Editor: Syllabi should be easier to obtain

To the editor: Peter Knupfer makes some valid points in his July 13 letter to the editor, “Syllabi Aren’t Secrets,” but I disagree that syllabi “are as public as can be.” I would like to examine all the syllabi of a particular highly influential academic department at a distant university. My formal requests have been … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Syllabi should be easier to obtain”


Letter to the Editor: Academic freedom in jeopardy at Berea College

To the editor: Of course the process was arbitrary, unfair, malicious, and rigged.  What else is new? The outcome was (or should have been) apparent at the start.  As soon as Prof. Porter had the gall, the temerity, the deplorably, non-Progressive chutzpah (many would call it blind stupidity) to question & doubt the Star Chamber … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Academic freedom in jeopardy at Berea College”


Letter to the Editor: Syllabi aren’t secrets

To the editor: Jenna Robinson’s concerns about syllabi are overwrought and misdirected.  No syllabus is ever a “secret.”  Syllabi are distributed to the students who enroll in the class, not locked in a vault somewhere; nowadays this almost universally is done electronically, so once it’s out of the stable, it’s as “public” as it could … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Syllabi aren’t secrets”


Letter to the Editor: Paying college athletes?

To the editor: Paying college athletes? Aren’t they already paid?  (This really should come as no surprise.)  They’re paid in full-ride scholarships, tutoring, national & international travel, and free access to the best coaches & trainers.  They’re paid in fame & popularity & reputation, not just as they walk across campus, looking for a date … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Paying college athletes?”


Letter to the Editor: Eradicating microaggressions will not eliminate racism

To the editor: I appreciated George Leef’s article,  and the law journal article by Cantu and Jussim that it reviewed. I recently learned, for example, that whites apparently have a higher threshold for recognizing racism than minorities. “The American Psychological Association found in a national survey that Whites experience less race-based discrimination than people of … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Eradicating microaggressions will not eliminate racism”


Letter to the Editor: The dangers of a fundamentalist mindset

To the editor: As per Morson & Schapiro, there is, evidently Good Fundamentalism (which soothes their own kicky blankets) and Bad Fundamentalism (which roils them). Unsurprisingly they find the Bad to be Very Very Bad and the Good (as in, or so we would presume, Diversity, CRT, Inclusivity, Racial Equity, and Social Justice) to be … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: The dangers of a fundamentalist mindset”


Letter to the Editor: Scuba certification vs. college education

To the editor: The ‘Scuba Model’ of learning is not the model used in College education….or HSchool….or GSchool….because Scuba Certification is all about skill development critical to the survival of the diver….and a scholastic education is all about information transfer (with the hope that some of it actually accretes).  Information Transfer is significantly NOT critical … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Scuba certification vs. college education”


Letter to the Editor: What does diversity training have to do with diversity?

To the editor: We call it Diversity Training, but it is not.  It has nothing to do with Diversity (whatever that is) and everything to do with Dogma and Doctrine.  It is ‘training’ in the same way China’s Red Guard provided ‘re-education’. Consumed by the same poisonous belief which drives every Holocaust, that ‘badness’ is … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: What does diversity training have to do with diversity?”


Letter to the Editor: Don’t conflate diversity training with diversity

To the editor: Alexander Riley conflates diversity training, which I don’t agree with, with diversity. He seems to think that the only people who have anything to contribute to higher education are whites and that minorities only contribution is their skin color. It seems anathema to him that minorities can contribute and have contributed more … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Don’t conflate diversity training with diversity”