Last week, The Daily was not the paper that Northwestern students deserve. On Nov. 5, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke on campus at a Northwestern University College Republicans event. The Daily sent a reporter to cover that talk and...
Bari WeissApologizing for the sin of committing journalism. This is chilling and a sign of more to come
Conor FriedersdorfAs someone who did campus journalism as an undergrad and went to a graduate journalism school, it is very strange to see a student newspaper abjectly apologizing for things that bothered literally no one in the recent past and for decades and decades prior
Social media rapidly changed how we communicate, in ways that destabilize democracy. What can we do about that?
Jonathan HaidtI learned so much about social media from working with @TobiasRose. Here we show how social media changed dramatically between 2009 and 2012, in ways that made it much more damaging to democracies. If it feels to you like things are going haywire...
Adam GrantTo fix social media, the rewards for content online should mirror what's valued offline.
Prioritize high-quality information over high-voltage emotions.
Don't feed the outrage machine. Be an insight machine.
The Atlantic“Human beings evolved to gossip, preen, manipulate, and ostracize,” @JonHaidt and @TobiasRose write. That’s why the gladiatorial circus of social media so easily lures us in, even when we know that it can make us cruel and shallow.
Medill Dean Charles Whitaker's statement on The Daily Northwestern's coverage of campus events
Jesse SingalThis statement from Charles Whitaker, Dean of Medill, about the Daily Northwestern congtroversy, is ABSOLUTELY FREAKING PERFECT. He just nails every aspect of it. 10/10. A wonderful antidote to everything.
Bari Weiss"As the dean of Medill, where many of these young journalists are trained, I am deeply troubled by the vicious bullying and badgering that the students responsible for that coverage have endured for the 'sin' of doing journalism."
More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
The New York TimesChina has detained up to a million Muslims, a campaign it calls a benevolent and routine effort against the pull of extremism. But 403 pages of Communist Party documents we obtained reveal how officials plotted to carry out a ruthless, coercive clampdown.
Austin RamzyMore than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents detail the origins and growth of the indoctrination program in Xinjiang, where a million or more predominately Muslim minorities have been held in a vast network of detention centers
Carl ZimmerLeaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
I was bewildered when I encountered a new social class at Yale four years ago: the luxury belief class. My confusion wasn’t surprising given my unusual background. When I was two years old, my mother was addicted to drugs and my father abandoned us....
David Brooks“Luxury beliefs are ideas and opinions that confer status on the rich at very little cost, while taking a toll on the lower class.”
Charles MurrayMy daughter's immigrant friend, asked during her dissertation defense why she had not dealt with the Marxist interpretation of her topic: "I grew up in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. I do not indulge in recreational Marxism."
Katharine BirbalsinghThis is SO GOOD!! MUST READ!
The rich or those who work in schools where kids are not so disadvantaged don’t understand why I say what I do.
But that’s cause they don’t see the damage their ideas do to the poor.
This article is spot on.
Pressed by businesses, interest groups and governments, the internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see.
Clay RoutledgeA Wall Street Journal investigation found that Google has increasingly re-engineered and interfered with search results far more than the company will admit, often in response to pressure from businesses, outside interest groups, and governments.
Razib🥥 KhanBlacklisting websites. Favoring big businesses. Editing autofill responses. This is how Google engineers what you find online. wsj.com/articles/how-g…@WSJ asked a friend who worked at Google 10 yrs ago about this. he said "of course" they tinker a lot. open secret
The Wall Street JournalEvery minute, an estimated 3.8 million queries are typed into Google. The company exerts increasing control over the results.
Nicholas A. ChristakisIf you are a student and don’t like this student’s opinions or disagree with his claims, or hold different views, argue with him. Don’t call him names. Win the battle of ideas. On the Frontlines of Progressive Anti-Semitism
A petition accusing Steven Wilson of “white supremacist” language makes no sense, and barely tries to.
John McWhorterThe founder of a successful charter school network was canned because he wrote an innocent blogpost senselessly deemed “white supremacist” by today’s version of Galileo’s inquisitors. Indignant lingo is neither argumentation nor justice.
Cathy YoungThis is just an infuriating story, superbly written up by @JohnHMcWhorter, and another good rejoinder to those who pooh-pooh the idea that "political correctness" causes actual harm to actual people
Phill Cassey outlines one proactive step to support diversity in his workplace.
Christina Sommers 🧢He’s not applying for a promotion & urges other men to do the same. “By examining my own biases every day,I am endeavouring to reconcile &resolve them, but I am a white male tenured scientist, &I believe that I have a greater responsibility than most. “
John Paul WrightGuy Profs: Don’t go after that promotion because ..... diversity.
This doesn’t go far enough. Instead, I recommend self-immolation. You make a statement at the same time you open a new position. 2 birds - 1 match.
Dr Jordan B PetersonThis from what was once was one of the two most highly esteemed scientific journals in all disciplines around the world
Conor Friedersdorf“The truth is that the best argument on each side is a damn good one, and until you acknowledge that fact, you aren’t speaking or even thinking honestly about the issue.” Characteristically excellent @CaitlinPacific
Caitlin FlanaganThere’s no bigger “single issue voter” subject than abortion.
What if the two sides found a way to talk to each other?
Caitlin Flanagan"What I can’t face about abortion is the reality of it: that these are human beings, the most vulnerable among us, and we have no care for them."
An army of nonfaculty staff push for action and social justice at the expense of free inquiry.
Nicholas A. ChristakisFederal Judge José Cabranes has some pointed concerns about higher education and notes a formal change in 2016 in @Yale’s stated mission — away from its historic commitment to the preservation, production, and dissemination of knowledge.
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yasmine Mohammed about her book "Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam." They discuss her family background and indoctrination into conservative Islam, the double...
Jeroen PeetersCheck out @SamHarrisOrg interview with the amazing Yas! I am so looking forward to this! If you don’t know her, check her out @YasMohammedxx she’s a truly courageous woman, an inspiration for everyone.
(2019). A feminist coven in the university. Gender, Place & Culture. Ahead of Print.
Heather E Heying“Academia has long been a violent site of imperialism, racism, and patriarchy.”
Violent? VIOLENT?! Have these authors not only never been anywhere outside their sweet 21st century American lives, but also never encountered history? 1/7