How do you evaluate whether a campus is “disinviting” speakers? This question has spurred a debate between Michael Hiltzik at the LA Times and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Here is Hiltzik’s initial critique of FIRE’s methodology, followed by FIRE’s response, followed by Hiltzik’s counter-response.
Margaret Wente, at the Toronto Globe and Mail, writes about why Canadian campuses are ditching free speech.
Sociologist Musa al-Gharbi, a research associate at Heterodox Academy, argues that the lack of ideological diversity in the academy is de-legitimizing and impoverishing social science.
“What Has Yale Become?” is the second part of Rob Montz’s Silence U series about the political transformation of elite universities.
Marin Cogan writes about how liberal colleges breed conservative firebrands, at The New York Times.
How do you break out of the academic bubble? Jonathan Zimmerman, one of our members, has some ideas.
Finally, today’s New York Times features “Right and Left: Partisan Writing You Shouldn’t Miss,” launching what’s likely to become a weekly roundup by Anna Dubenko. Despite the title, the Center is featured–it’s not just the Right and Left. This series could be a good resource for instructors in the social sciences.