Commentary: College Students Have Something to Say. It’s Just Not What You’d Expect.

April 06, 2023 1 min read

by Jonathan Malesic, New York Times

In the debate over free speech and social justice, commentators on the right and the “heterodox” left often claim that college students are all either stridently liberal or cowed into silence by those who are.

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DEI Meets East Germany: U.S. Universities Urge Students to Report One Another for ‘Bias’

DEI Meets East Germany: U.S. Universities Urge Students to Report One Another for ‘Bias’

April 06, 2023 1 min read

by Iván Marinovic and John Ellis, The Wall Street Journal

Anonymous informers have always been a hallmark of totalitarian regimes. Friends, neighbors and even family members are encouraged to inform on those who speak against the regime. This is effective social control: Nowhere is safe to discuss politics, and everyday life is subdued. To this day, when Cubans want to discuss something sensitive, they go into their bathrooms, let the water flow and whisper.

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Florida’s Public-University Board Approves Firing Poorly Performing Tenured Professors

Florida’s Public-University Board Approves Firing Poorly Performing Tenured Professors

March 29, 2023 1 min read

The governing board overseeing Florida’s public universities on Wednesday approved a post-tenure-review process that allows for poorly performing professors to be fired.

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Do Campus Diversity Offices (DEI) Help Or Harm Diversity?

Do Campus Diversity Offices (DEI) Help Or Harm Diversity?

March 29, 2023 1 min read

by Michael Poliakoff, Forbes Magazine

In the current legislative session, five state legislatures will review bills that seek to limit or abolish offices on public university campuses known by the catch-all acronym “DEI.” 

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Is DEI Destroying Free Speech on Campus?

Is DEI Destroying Free Speech on Campus?

March 27, 2023 1 min read

PFS Editorial

This is the title of a recently published empirical study in The Missing Data Depot on Substack.  The fact that administrative bloat has far exceeded the growth of faculty and students in numbers and power on American campuses is widely acknowledged.

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DeSantis’s Higher-Education Strategy Needs Adjustment

DeSantis’s Higher-Education Strategy Needs Adjustment

March 16, 2023 1 min read

Stanley Kurtz, National Review

I know of no Republican governor from Ronald Reagan’s era in California to the present with a more impressive education record than Ron DeSantis. As Rich Lowry puts it, DeSantis isn’t just building a dike to contain the woke tide, he’s aggressively rolling that tide back.

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