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August 7, 2020

Under Pressure, UT Austin Asserts Commitment to Intellectual Diversity

John David

UT Austin has asserted its commitment to faculty merit and ideological diversity amid backlash over its proposed “Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Strategic Plan.”

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July 28, 2020

Exclusive: UT Austin Proposes Political Litmus Tests for Hiring and Promotion

John David

The University of Texas at Austin has proposed the “Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Strategic Plan," exchanging merit-based success for identity-based diversity.

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August 16, 2018

An Open Letter in Support of a Besieged Academic

National Association of Scholars

Rachel Fulton Brown seems unusually friendless as she defends against derisive epithets from colleagues and hecklers. NAS is calling for academics and their institutions to sign this...

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February 3, 2016

How to Find Fame and Fortune in Academe

Stephen Bertman

Dr. Stephen Bertman offers satirical suggestions for how scholars can make original contributions to their field.

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December 9, 2015

Dear Future Professor: The Red Pill

Jason Fertig

Jason Fertig gives advice to people considering a career in academia.

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December 2, 2015

Dear Future Conservative Professor

Robert Maranto

The academy needs ideological diversity, and conservative students should be undaunted in participating at the higest level. 

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November 25, 2015

Dear Future Adjunct

David Randall

NAS director of communications David Randall advises current and future adjunct professors. 

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November 18, 2015

Dear Future Professor

Hal Arkes

The first in a series of letters to new and prospective professors. 

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September 23, 2015

A Defense of Publish or Perish

George Leef

Prof. Paul Gottfried defends the publish or perish system for faculty promotions in a piece for the Pope Center.

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