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Category Archives: diversity

The Ideal of the American University: A Primer (Part 2)

“It need scarcely be pointed out that the freedom which is the subject of this report is that of the teacher,” says the 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Ideal of the American University: A Primer

At its idealistic best, the traditional vision of American higher education was one of beauty, dynamism and diversity. With undergraduate students able to take courses from as many as 40 … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

College for Whom?

When my father got out of the army at the end of WWII, one of the colleges he applied to was Oberlin. A good school, it wasn’t far from home; … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Ph.D.s Should Teach College Students

Who should teach? And who should decide who teaches? What should the learning environment look like? And who should decide how it looks–and should there even be just one “look”? … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Most LGBT-Friendly and -Unfriendly Colleges and Universities in the United States

The Princeton Review’s list of the 20 most LGBT-friendly colleges and universities in the U.S.: 1. Emerson College (Boston, Mass.) 2. Warren Wilson College (Asheville, N.C.) 3. New College of … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Salaita in His Own Words: Columbia College, Chicago Speaking Tour

Professor Steven Salaita on October 8, 2014 spoke at Columbia College Chicago that I previously commented on. John Dworkin asked the panelists, Steven Salaita, Iymen Chehade and myself whether we would consent … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thanks to Diane Ravitch, I read Glen Ford’s July post today, “How to Pay for a Free, Non-Racist Higher Education.” It is certainly worth the look. It starts: Corinthian Colleges … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salaita Speaks!

It’s 6:50 in the evening on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The 7:00 event start time at Columbia College Chicago draws near. The lecture hall is filling up rapidly. The star attraction has … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

When Religious Beliefs Conflict with Public Policy

Writing for the Boston Globe, Oliver Ortega has reported on the Lynn, Massachusetts, school district’s decision to sever ties with Gordon College, a Christian institution that has placed student teachers … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mills College Becomes the First Single-Gender College to Admit Transgender Students

There are currently 119 single-gender colleges and universities in the United States. Mills College in Oakland, California, has become the first of those institutions to admit transgender students. The college’s … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments
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