Posts Tagged ‘education college’

Huemer on the Academy

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Michael Huemer is worried about colleges: “The academic world may be undermining its own economic viability, by converting the college degree from a signal of intelligence and self-discipline, into a signal of hypersensitivity and intolerance.”

University Dogmatism

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

An anonymous person claiming to be a Berkeley history professor (who knows) wrote a lengthy letter to colleagues rejecting “a narrative that strips black people of agency and systematically externalizes the problems of the black community onto outsiders.” The history department responded, “An anonymous letter has been circulating, purportedly written by a @UCBHistory professor. We have no evidence that this letter was written by a History faculty member. We condemn this letter: it goes against our values as a department and our commitment to equity and inclusion.” Yes, Berkeley is “inclusive” except of anyone who dares express an opinion outside the university’s established orthodoxy.