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The 2019 HxA Conference is Over. Now What?

Conferences serve many purposes: participants share perspectives, build relationships, and inspire possibilities. We’d like to think the 2019 HxA Annual Conference hit all of those notes — however, in the absence of subsequent action it would all amount to little.   To close last week’s conference, Jonathan Haidt and Deb Mashek urged attendees to work..

Meet the 2019 Open Inquiry Award Winners

In order to address society’s most intractable problems, learners must weave together the best ideas from a range of perspectives. In their absence, important questions and ideas go unexplored, key assumptions can go unchallenged, and tribalism can go unchecked, eroding the quality of research and teaching.  Heterodox Academy is committed not only to measuring and..

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Sam Abrams, Student Unrest, and a Teachable Moment at Sarah Lawrence College

About a month ago, Heterodox Academy member Sam Abrams —  a professor of politics and American government at Sarah Lawrence College — published a brief essay in the New York Times summarizing results from a survey he conducted on roughly 900 “student facing” college and university administrators.  He found that liberal staff members outnumbered conservatives..

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The Problem With Open Letters — Noah Carl and Beyond

Hundreds of scholars recently signed onto an open letter denouncing Cambridge post-doctoral researcher Noah Carl on the basis that: “A careful consideration of Carl’s published work and public stance on various issues, particularly on the claimed relationship between ‘race’, ‘criminality’ and ‘genetic intelligence’, leads us to conclude that his work is ethically suspect and methodologically..

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Heterodox Academy Condemns Professor Watchlist

Turning Point USA has recently launched its “Professor Watchlist,” with the declared mission “to expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values, and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” Turning Point USA has a constitutionally protected right to publicize and criticize the words and actions of professors that it finds offensive...