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Category Archives: diversity

Academic Freedom, Disability, and a Little Thing Called Human Sexuality

By Stephen Kuusisto   We are living in the age of autocracy, a matter that’s clear, as every conceivable matter of public concern is about who controls what. It is … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Step Aside, Deanlettes. The Provost Fellows Have Arrived.

The following news item has appeared in this week’s digital newsletter from the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: “A Google search for the term ‘chief diversity officer’ delivers 5.6 … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Decline of the Conservative Mind

These are dark days for conservatives: 7 years of President Obama, gay marriage spreading across the land, health insurance coverage growing every day, and a collection of mediocre Republican candidates … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

Delbanco: Outrageous Reality

Andrew Delbanco, writing in The New York Review of Books, looks over the state of American universities, noting the promise they once represented but writing that: Today this story is stalled. … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

One More Reason to Like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I rarely post items to this site that don’t deal pretty directly with higher education, leaving such posts to my entertaining friend Marty Kich and others perhaps more worldly than … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

Same-Sex Marriage, Urban Discontent, and American Values

This past week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case related to laws banning gay marriage in about two-thirds of the 13 states who still do not allow … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mike Pence Seems to Believe That the Real Intolerance Is Not Being Willing to Tolerate Someone Else’s Righteous Intolerance

All day the talking heads on cable news have been debating whether the new Indiana law protecting “religious freedom” is actually a bill sanctioning biased treatment of LGBT individuals. A … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Justice Department Indicts Ole Miss Student for Civil Rights Crimes Against African-American Students

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice announced the indictment today of Graeme Phillip Harris for hanging a noose and an obsolete Georgia state flag with the confederate stars and bars … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Safety, Secrecy and Security

If college campuses are to be safe spaces, the goal needs to be to make them safe for everyone—even faculty. With tenure reduced and enfeebled and secret investigations commonplace, I … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Posthumous Honor for Ted Kennedy for His Support of Labor

Remarks U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, Induction of Senator Edward M. Kennedy Into the Department of Labor Hall of Honor, Washington, D.C., March 12, 2015 [as prepared for … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

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