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Why are nondiscrimination statements not diverse?

Why Are Nondiscrimination Statements Not Diverse?

David Rozado is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Enterprise and Development at Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand). The term diversity can be operationalized demographically (in terms of race, gender, nationality and the like) or intellectually (in terms of viewpoints, beliefs, political opinion and the like) (Duarte et al. 2014). Numerous studies have shown the..

Trigger Warning: Empirical Evidence Ahead

Trigger Warning: Empirical Evidence Ahead

Payton Jones is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Readers can follow him on Twitter @paytonjjones Every year, thousands of individuals receive trigger warnings on college campuses, on social media, and even in casual conversation. The vast majority of these individuals do not have any form of PTSD. What is the..

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Update: The Evergreen State College

Mike Paros is a professor of biological and environmental science at The Evergreen State College. For more information on, or to help with, the research project described below, click here. I am often asked about the current state of affairs at The Evergreen State College since student protests in May of 2017 cast this obscure..

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Vox’s Consistent Errors on Campus Speech, Continued

Musa al-Gharbi is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology at Columbia University, and the Director of Communications at Heterodox Academy. Let me start by saying that in some respects, it is a strange debate between Beauchamp, Yglesias and I: In the highly-polarized political environment in which we find ourselves, it seems to be a..

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Robert Quinn on the Scholars at Risk Network: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #32

A new podcast episode in which Chris Martin talks to Robert Quinn, the executive director of Scholars at Risk Network, which helps protect and relocate members of higher education communities whose freedom and security are threatened in their home countries. Since the founding of Scholars at Risk in 2000, SAR has assisted over 1000 scholars through temporary research and teaching visits. You can join the network here. You can find out more about Scholars at Risk at www.scholarsatrisk.com and on Twitter at @ScholarsAtRisk. You can also find many other interviews with Rob on the Youtube channel for the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

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10 steps professors can take this semester to promote open inquiry and constructive disagreement in their classrooms

Debra Mashek is Heterodox Academy’s Executive Director. She has a PhD in Social Health and Psychology (with a concentration in Quantitative Methods) from State University of New York at Stony Brook and served as a Professor in Psychology at Harvey Mudd College. Add language to your syllabi that makes clear open inquiry and constructive disagreement..

Free Intelligent Conversation

“Free Intelligent Conversation” as a Pedagogical Tool

Kyle Emile is the founder of Free Intelligent Conversation. Free Intelligent Conversation (FreeIC) is a nonprofit organization that facilitates engaging conversations between strangers. It’s simple: participants simply go to public places and hold up signs that read “Free Intelligent Conversation,” inviting people to talk with them about anything and everything. The conversations are then kicked-off..