John M. Ellis

Professor Emeritus of German Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz

Higher Education’s Deeper Sickness

Dec 18, 2017 by John M. Ellis |

John Ellis argues for measures that would increase intellectual diversity and reduce politicization in colleges. 

California Association of Scholars Responds to UC Regents

Mar 05, 2013 by Charles Geshekter , John M. Ellis |

The California Association of Scholars responds a second time to UC's Board of Regents.

California Association of Scholars: New Evidence of Politicization at UC

Sep 07, 2012 by John M. Ellis |

Although the University of California denied accusations of political activism earlier this year, CAS addresses the UC once more after recent events on campus.

The Trap of Minority Studies Programs

Jun 13, 2012 by John M. Ellis |

CAS President John Ellis discusses the academic weakness and heavy ideological freight in most minority studies programs.

A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University…

Mar 30, 2012 by John M. Ellis |

A report on the consequences of politicization in higher education, focused on the University of California.

NAS California Affiliate Introduces Amicus Brief Filed in Pending Supreme Court Case

Nov 16, 2011 by John M. Ellis |

The California Association of Scholars offers a statement on the amicus curiae brief they submitted in support of Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that challenges the use of racial preferences in university admissions.

Statement of Professor John Ellis to the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher…

Mar 23, 2010 by John M. Ellis |

"A lack of intellectual diversity hurts both left and right," contends Professor Ellis.

How Preferences Have Corrupted Higher Education

Sep 26, 2008 by John M. Ellis |

This is an article from the "Future of Race Preferences" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 21, no. 3). It is an address that was originally presented at