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Category Archives: diversity

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

Proposed Closure of South Carolina State University

The AAUP today sent a letter to South Carolina legislators urging them to reject a panel’s proposal to close South Carolina State University (SCSU), which was founded in 1896, and … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wright State Was in the News Again, and If It Was an Entirely Good Thing, I Probably Wouldn’t Be Writing about It

Those of you who are regular readers of this blog know that I have hardly been reluctant to address issues that have arisen at my own university. So I was not … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why a White Guy Doesn’t Want to Belong to a “White” Group

This post is an addendum to Aaron Barlow’s post on the attacks on Prof. Bebout’s course on “Whiteness,” a post which you should probably read before reading the rest of … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 1 Comment
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