I interviewed Jon Zimmerman, historian and education scholar, about his new coauthored book The Case for Contention. This conversation is the first in a series of video interviews that we’ll publish on our YouTube channel and feature on our blog.
Jon Haidt was interviewed about Heterodox Academy by Ted Eismeier of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA).
At the Chronicle, Michael Vasquez uncovers the funding from Turning Point USA that is surreptitiously funding many conservative student-government campaigns. The article is paywalled but here’s a comment by political scientist Henry Farrell and a similar article by sociologist Amy Binder, author of “Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives.”
Kumble Subbaswamy, chancellor of the Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst, writes about the 850-year legacy of the Authentica habita, which through its imperial protection for traveling scholars in the Holy Roman Empire created the foundation for the modern idea of academic freedom.
Members of Kenyon College’s faculty voted unanimously to approve a statement expressing their commitment to freedom of expression for students and faculty. The full statement is here; portions of it were adapted from similar statements by Denison University and the University of Chicago.
At Northwestern University, students shut down a sociology class at which a PR officer from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was scheduled as a guest speaker. In response, the professor canceled a future guest lecture by an undocumented immigrant who advocates for immigrant rights. There’s more coverage at the Daily Northwestern.
On the Heterodox Academy blog, we published Dogmatic Intolerance on the Left and Right, a synopsis of this psychology article by Jan-Willem van Prooijen and Andre P.M. Krouwel of Vrije Universiteit Amsteram.