As Universities Go Global, Free Thought Goes Missing
Is Yale and NYU sacrificing academic freedom?
‘Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng claims he is being booted from his apartment and his fellowship at New York University this month because of NYU’s kowtowing to the Chinese government. The school protests mightily, claiming that it has lavished resources on Chen and never intended for his fellowship – granted after he sought refuge in the U.S. embassy in Beijing – to last for more than a year…’
The Idea that Income Can Integrate America’s Campuses
‘The latest chapter in this national struggle was supposed to come with the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of an affirmative action case involving a white student and the University of Texas. But the ruling – announced Monday amid much anticipation – merely sent the case back to the lower courts for reconsideration.
‘Afiirmative action, in its threadbare form…
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