The Chronicle of Higher Education
Tom Bartlett is a senior writer who covers science and ideas. Follow him on Twitter @tebartl.
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Is New College of Florida Headed for a Hostile Takeover?A new slate of trustees may mean disruption for the campus — starting with the possible dismissal of the president.
How Heterodox Academy Hopes to Change the Campus ConversationHeterodox is attempting to promote its mission of open inquiry at a more grassroots level.
Diversity and Psychology
‘I Am the Victim’: A Journal Editor Is Under Fire After a Diversity Debate Is DerailedA contributor to a forthcoming diversity debate in Perspectives on Psychological Science says the editor is “unable to edit the journal without bias.” The editor says the situation is “almost surreal.”
Should All Genetics Research on Intelligence Be Off Limits?Researchers say applications to a database overseen by the National Institutes of Health were rejected because they might lead to stigma. Exactly what this means, though, isn’t clear.
From the Ground Up
The University of Austin — Yes, That One — Is Really HappeningCreated with a promise to resist ideological orthodoxy, the institution was greeted by many as little more than a joke. But it’s taking shape.
NYU’s Firing of a Chemistry Professor Caused a Furor. Here’s What He Has to Say About It.New York University’s decision not to renew the faculty member’s contract became national news. The professor, Maitland Jones Jr., has a few thoughts on what happened.
Race and Athletics
A Duke Volleyball Player Said BYU Fans Shouted Racial Slurs. An Investigation Found No Evidence.Alleged comments during a volleyball match last month led to anger and calls for action, and BYU officials quickly apologized. Then questions began to emerge about what happened.
The Proposed Title IX Change That Worries Some ExpertsA move away from the requirement to hold hearings would be a major shift, and a controversial one.
This Historian Doesn’t Shy Away From Fights Online. Now He’s on the Defensive.Kevin Kruse is known for correcting and skewering right-wing pundits and politicians. Now he’s been accused of lifting sentences in his dissertation, and his enemies are piling on.
Georgetown Reinstated Him After a Controversial Tweet. He Quit Anyway.The months following his viral message on social media were a nightmare, and Ilya Shapiro was relieved to be able to start his new job. But he decided he couldn’t do that.