The Martin Center’s Library: What We’re Reading

Jenna Robinson and Shannon Watkins discuss three important books related to higher education:

  • “Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher Education” by Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness.
  • “The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great” by Ben Shapiro.
  • “The Assault on American Excellence” by Anthony Kronman.

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“An Ivory Tower of Our Own” Interview with Frederick Hess

Shannon Watkins interview Frederick Hess, director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, about a recent article he co-authored entitled “An Ivory Tower of Our Own.”

A Higher Ed Quick Take: Athletes to Profit from Their Image

Jenna Robinson and Shannon Watkins discuss the NCAA’s recent decision to allow college athletes to profit from their image and likeness.

Institutional Neutrality

Institutional neutrality is a principle that colleges and universities shouldn’t take a stand one way or another on political or polarizing issues.

Legislative Protections of Campus Free Speech

One way to protect free speech on campus is to pass free speech legislation at the state level.

Bowen’s Rule

Why does college keep getting so expensive? Bowen’s Rule is a theory that sheds light on that question.

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Academic Freedom

Academic freedom is the freedom to pursue the truth through open inquiry, exploration, and experimentation. However, it is not limitless.

The Chicago Principles

In 2014, the University of Chicago released a set of guiding principles affirming its dedication to free and open discourse. The statement is now commonly known as the “Chicago Principles.”

Due Process on Campus

Shannon Watkins talks about how students accused of non-academic misconduct are often denied their basic due process rights in campus proceedings.

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