Shimer College

Chicago, Illinois

Choosing a Non-Ideological President to Lead Shimer College

Mar 12, 2012 by Michael Strong |

Shimer College has announced the appointment of a new president, Susan Henking, a feminist religious scholar.

Shimer Unmanned

Apr 20, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Shimer College lost its nerve in what was ultimately a battle over academic standards.

Breaking News: Shimer College Votes President Out

Apr 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

After a long battle between the president and the faculty, alumni, and students, Shimer College's board has voted to remove President Tom Lindsay.

Since When is “Liberal” a Code Word for the Right Wing?

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The Wall Street Journal picks up the Shimer College story, in which faculty complain that "liberty" and "liberal" are "code words for the right wing."

Shimer College Adopts Liberty-Centered Mission Rejected by Faculty

Feb 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Tom Lindsay, president of the Great Books college, has made himself highly unpopular by insisting on a return to the ideals of Western civilization. Faculty members unanimously opposed a new mission statement which emphasizes,…

Four Rented Rooms and a Big Idea: Shimer College at the Crossroads

Jan 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

A tiny Great Books college in Chicago encounters a clash of ideas.