On Tuesday, the District of Columbia’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton announced her intention to seek the removal of the Emancipation Memorial from D.C.’s Lincoln
Jonathan MarksThe latest chapter in the more than a century old controversy over the Emancipation Memorial is taking place now. It's a good time to reflect on the extraordinary speech F. Douglass gave on its unveiling. I so do for @Commentary here.
Last year, I wrote about a settlement in the case of Volk v. Board of Trustees. At the center of that case was one incident, in which the Jewish campus
Jonathan MarksMy latest: The American Association of University Professors, whose work is often deserving of praise, really lays an egg with its recent award to an uncommonly undeserving recipient who repudiates important AAUP commitments.
In December 2013, after the American Studies Association endorsed a boycott of Israel, George Washington University joined many other institutions in opposing the boycott. The language was rather tepid, to
On Tuesday, President Trump interrupted Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, who was discussing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses, to go after Harvard University. “Harvard should pay
Jonathan MarksAll right. One more time. "Beyond Harvard." Catch it before someone picks up the movie rights.
People don’t appreciate being condescended to and bossed around, especially when the leaders ask them for sacrifices without empathy and humility.
Jonathan MarksColumnist lacking evidence concerning who or how many attended the protest, or information concerning who organized them, or the benefit of examining survey data, confidently declares two Americas on the basis of the protests.
As the Coronavirus spreads, the ranks of the dead in New York City continue to grow. As of this writing, thousands have already perished. Thousands more are expected to die in the weeks ahead. The victims include the old and infirm, but also the...
This week, a student mob again encircled my office at Sarah Lawrence College — this time because they craved viewpoint diversity
Jonathan MarksThere is a genre of writing about campus in which hopelessness passes for realism. No one would blame Sam Abrams, who experienced bad treatment at and from his college, for joining in. But he hasn't. This story is worth reading. @SamuelAbramsAEI.
Jonathan MarksFor @ArcDigi I review Yuval Levin's 𝐴 𝑇𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝐵𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑑. Though Levin doesn't directly slug it out with fellow conservatives, his is an important intervention in the "is liberalism doomed?" debate.
In the last decade, the university has lowered the proportion of legacy students in its freshman class from 12.5 percent to 3.5 percent. The share of students eligible for Pell Grants has gone up from 9 percent to 19 percent.
At 52, I was accepted to Yale as a freshman. The students I met there surprised me.
Jonathan MarksWorth reading as an antidote to shark attack coverage on our campuses. This coverage often captures real problems. But the good things happening daily don't make news. gen.medium.com/my-semester-wi… #highereducation