University Education

As US Schools Prioritize Diversity Over Merit, China Is Becoming the World’s STEM Leader

As US Schools Prioritize Diversity Over Merit, China Is Becoming the World’s STEM Leader

All three of us are mathematicians who came to the United States as young immigrants, having been attracted by the unmatched quality and openness of American universities. We came, as many others before and after, with nothing more than a good education and a strong desire to succeed. As David

Percy Deift, Svetlana Jitomirskaya, and Sergiu Klainerman
Percy Deift, Svetlana Jitomirskaya, and Sergiu Klainerman
academics
Like the Campus Thought Police

Like the Campus Thought Police

Smith College police chief Daniel Hect was put on administrative leave after becoming an object of campus hate. Chief Hect’s crime was ‘liking’ (not writing) tweets that fall outside of academia’s ever shrinking zone of toleration. Behold the offending tweets: “Stay the course Pres. Trump” “BUILD THAT WALL!

James D. Miller
James D. Miller
Education
The Dearth of Conservatives in Academic Philosophy

The Dearth of Conservatives in Academic Philosophy

It is no secret that conservative political views are underrepresented in the academy. In Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University, John A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn Sr. cite surveys that put the number of professors who self-identify as conservative in the humanities at between four

Tristan Rogers
Tristan Rogers
Conservatism
Harvard’s Flawed Response to Ronald Sullivan Joining Weinstein’s Defense Team

Harvard’s Flawed Response to Ronald Sullivan Joining Weinstein’s Defense Team

The criticism of Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan by some student activists for his decision to join the defense team of Harvey Weinstein, and the ongoing response of Harvard University to that criticism, raise important concerns about the ability of Harvard to maintain an intellectual environment of high integrity. This

Jeffrey S. Flier
Jeffrey S. Flier
Harvard University
Forget About Decolonizing the Curriculum. We Need to Restore the West’s Telos Before it’s Too Late

Forget About Decolonizing the Curriculum. We Need to Restore the West’s Telos Before it’s Too Late

The campaign by left-wing student protestors and some faculty to force Western universities to “decolonize the curriculum” has been surprisingly successful. A movement that started at the University of Cape Town in 2015, with the demand that the city’s university remove its statue of Cecil Rhodes—“Rhodes Must Fall”

Doug Stokes
Doug Stokes
colonialism
Liberal Orthodoxy and the New Heresy

Liberal Orthodoxy and the New Heresy

I teach college in a small city in Arkansas, deep in the American Bible Belt. I am a historian of Africa and in my department that means that I also teach a world history survey. I always start with the expansion of modern humans out of Africa and their encounter

Erik Gilbert
Erik Gilbert
Education
The Problem with 'The Journal of Controversial Ideas'

The Problem with 'The Journal of Controversial Ideas'

A group of academics recently announced plans to launch a new journal focused on research that its authors fear could lead to a backlash, putting their careers and perhaps even their physical safety in danger. With these concerns in mind, the journal will allow authors to publish their work anonymously,

Bradley Campbell and Clay Routledge
Bradley Campbell and Clay Routledge
Education
The Institutionalization of Social Justice

The Institutionalization of Social Justice

Over the past few years, social justice activists have demonstrated an increased ability to suppress controversial viewpoints. To take a few examples: A few months ago, mathematician Theodore Hill described in a Quillette essay how progressive groups were able to get a research paper of his on a biological phenomenon

Uri Harris
Uri Harris
Conformism