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Finding a Bit of Viewpoint Diversity in Higher Ed

Much of higher-education in the United States is dominated by politically active and overwhelmingly liberal college administrators – whose ranks are ever-growing, and influence ever-expanding. Yet even as warnings about the diminution of viewpoint diversity become louder, it is important to understanding where and why there are some schools that are not completely progressive in orientation. For..

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Community and Campus: The Relationship between Viewpoint Diversity and Community Partisanship

What is the cause of the academy’s partisan imbalance? One popular view is that dynamics in hiring and promotion preferentially select for liberal and Democratic faculty over conservative and Republican ones. Others point to graduate school training, where right-of-center viewpoints supposedly face strong discrimination. And still others argue that a process of self-selection is at..

land-grant universities

To Promote Viewpoint Diversity, Land-Grant Universities Must Return to their Roots

Along with West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee, I co-authored a book entitled Land-Grant Universities for the Future: Higher Education for the Public Good that was released this past November by Johns Hopkins University Press. Based primarily on interviews conducted with 27 presidents and chancellors of land-grant institutions, this book was meant to provoke..