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Announcing OpenMind

Heterodox Academy is announcing the launch of OpenMind: a free, online platform designed to depolarize communities and foster mutual understanding across differences. Rooted in cutting-edge psychological research, OpenMind guides users through five steps to equip them with the skills to navigate the most difficult conversations.

Our Guide to Colleges Featured on the ACTA Blog

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has published a guest post by Heterodox Academy’s Jeremy Willinger highlighting our new Guide to Colleges. This resource is particularly valuable for their extensive audience of leaders and trustees who care deeply about their beloved universities. For alumni, it can be a confounding process to understand how well their alma maters are fostering viewpoint diversity and the free exchange of ideas. 

Professors Must Now Fear Intimidation From Both Sides

The string of recent cases in which professors have been fired, sanctioned, or placed on leave by their universities in response to public outrage generated by right-wing media sites is an alarming turn of events for the academy and for the country….
I’d like to close with a simple request to university leaders: Please stop giving in to mobs and their demands. It may seem like the easy way out of your predicament in the moment, but it encourages more mobs to form in the future – student mobs on campus, and right-wing internet mobs off campus.

HxA’s Guide to Colleges in The Wall Street Journal

We are beginning to see a few universities taking concrete steps to show that they value viewpoint diversity and the free and open exchange of ideas. An article over the weekend in The Wall Street Journal describes some of these steps and discusses them in the context of HxA’s newly revised Guide to Colleges.

Heterodox Academy Releases Updated Guide to Colleges

Heterodox Academy (HxA) has just released a major update to its Guide to Colleges–the only resource available for college-bound high school students who seek exposure to a diversity of viewpoints and a culture of free and open discussion. Until now, students who prefer heterodoxy have had no way to find such schools.