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Threats to open inquiry and viewpoint diversity do not know ideological bounds. Today’s episode addresses the times when viewpoint diversity gets hijacked for political gain.

Today’s blog, Constructing Campus Craziness, was written by professor Donald Moynihan in February of 2019, in response to a close friend (and co-author) being targeted and falsely accused for being, well, you know the script: a conservative-loathing, ideologically motivated, radical left-wing professor. Listen in for the full story of Professor Ken Mayer and an exclusive interview with Donald Moynihan. The piece was narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross.

To engage deeper with these ideas, check out our related posts:

  1. Are Colleges and Universities Too Liberal? What the Research Says About the Political Composition of Campuses and Campus Climate by Amna Khalid and Sam Abrams
  2. Political Firings of Left-Leaning Faculty: Academic Freedom is Not a Partisan Issue by Ian Storey
  3. Condemning the Harassment Shouldn’t Mean Dismissing the Concerns by Ilana Redstone

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This episode was hosted by Zach Rausch. The artwork was inspired by Moynihan’s piece and was created by Lexi Polokoff. You can follow her on Instagram @lexipolokoffart