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An Institution Can Lean Left Without Excluding the Right

Sarah Lawrence College has struggled with questions of free speech and genuine intellectual and ideological diversity over the past year. In the fall of 2018, I published  an op-ed in the New York Times which argued that the extracurricular programming and the ever-growing group of college administrators at Sarah Lawrence College was ideologically lopsided to..

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Heterodox Academy and the Community College System

I am a community college Professor of Communication Studies at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, CA. I am currently in my thirteenth year as a tenured professor, though had decades of experience as an adjunct professor in various public and private colleges as well as universities in the Southern California area.  Having no one in..

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On Orthodoxy at the Heterodox Academy Conference

I had the good fortune to be able to attend the 2019 Heterodox Academy conference. In many ways it was a glittering event featuring intellectual supernovas, like Jonathan Haidt and Steven Pinker. David Brooks, of the New York Times and the Aspen Institute gave a wonderful and inspiring defense of universities.  Coleman Hughes, a Columbia..

now what

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..

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2019 HxA Director’s Address

These remarks were offered at the 2nd annual Heterodox Academy conference, held June 20-1 2019 in New York City. Heterodox Academy held its first annual conference one year ago.  I took the stage having made a cross-country move with my 8-year-old in tow just two weeks prior. It’s been a year of transition and growth,..