Students and Faculty Fear Tenure and DEI Bills Could ‘Destroy’ Texas CollegesOver the weekend, Republican lawmakers gave final approval to a ban on diversity offices and changes in faculty job protections.
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‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way’: One Scholar’s Front-Row Seat to Higher-Ed Battles in Wisconsin and TexasJeremi Suri, a historian, left Wisconsin because of legislation to strip faculty rights. He went to Texas, where similar efforts have been proposed.
The Review | Essay
Max Weber’s Ethical Pedagogy for a Nihilistic AgeOn the enduring relevance of a great social theorist.
A Divisive Governor Hits the Commencement Circuit. For Some Students, He’s Not Welcome.Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia has been greeted by protests on two public campuses. At one of them, some students felt the administration stifled their speech.
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DEI Legislation TrackerLegislators, mostly Republicans, want to get rid of diversity, equity, and inclusion offices; end anti-bias trainings; and banish diversity statements.
Indiana’s Funding Ban for Kinsey Sex-Research Institute Threatens Academic Freedom, IU President SaysThe legislature’s move, largely symbolic, forbids state spending on Indiana University’s prominent center amid false allegations about its founder and current researchers.
The Review | Opinion
A Law-School Rankings Formula After Ron DeSantis’s Own HeartU.S. News is devaluing faculty expertise at the worst possible time.
Statehouses’ Targeting of Diversity and Tenure Is Starting to Scare Away Faculty Job CandidatesApplications are down, and some prospective professors are rejecting job offers even if they don’t have others in hand, say union representatives in Florida and Texas.
Fears of Politicization Dog Another Florida Public University’s Presidential SearchFlorida Gulf Coast University is on the brink of choosing a new president, amid fears that one of the candidates is a political addition to the finalist pool.
Presidents Are Changing Their Tune on Free SpeechMore college leaders are denouncing would-be censors on the left and the right. Why now?