Category Archives: What We’re Reading…

Virginia Association of Scholars Readings, Week of Dec. 26

3 Princeton DEI staff members resign, alleging lack of support – The Daily Princetonian

It’s Time To Tell The Truth About Colonialism In Africa – The Federalist

I helped found Stonewall. But today I plead with every business and public body signed up to its Diversity Champions scheme to reconsider, writes SIMON FANSHAWE – The Daily Mail

Visit the National Progress Alliance established by Peter Boghossian Continue reading

Virginia Association of Scholars Readings, Week of Dec. 12

Leaders of Alumni Free Speech Alliance and PFS Participate in Second Annual Campus Free Speech Roundtable – Princetonians for Free Speech

In Defense of Arguing – American Institute for Economic Research

How to Respond When Teachers Refuse to Teach – American Enterprise Institute

New York City’s War on Meritocracy – City Journal

Standardized test scores and law school rankings – Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports

One million civil service days a year ‘wasted on equality and diversity training’ – The Telegraph UK

More than 1,000 professors sign on to ‘Stanford Academic Freedom Declaration’ – The College Fix

Does Diversity Training Work? Does Anyone Know? – The Volokh Conspiracy

OPINION Does diversity training work? We don’t know — and here is why. – The Washington Post

The Ongoing History Crisis – Project Muse

Scholars work at ‘Decolonizing Light’ to combat ‘colonialism in contemporary physics’ – The College Fix

The Sign in Lee Jussim’s Window – Minding the Campus

Florida’s public colleges and universities have to try to find new accreditors – WLRN News

Future Journalists Learn to Suppress Free Speech – City Journal

Journalists Against Free Speech – City Journal

Legal group scores win in fight against bias reporting systems – Campus Reform, A Project of the Leadership Institute

Virginia Association of Scholars Readings, Week of Nov. 21

Virginia’s Monuments War – City Journal

‘Immoral’: Texas A&M professor challenges faculty hiring program that excludes whites and Asians – The College Fix

Justice Alito slams colleges and law schools for failing to protect free speech – Campus Reform, A Project of the Leadership Institute

William MacAskill’s ineffective altruism – Arif Ahmed, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge via UnHerd

EXCLUSIVE: Conservative activists issued 2-year ban from public campus – Campus Reform, A Project of the Leadership Institute

The Perils of University Indigenization – Minding the Campus

Cornell University stands up against the woke mob – The Washington Examiner’s Restoring America

California’s perilous bid to censor your doctor’s advice – The New York Times


Alumni Free Speech Alliance Readings, Week of Nov. 17


Building official’s decision upheld rejecting W&L chapel wall to shield Lee statue – The Roanoke Times

Princeton’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) declines to sponsor referendum on antisemitism – The Daily Princetonian

‘Dismiss 95 percent of the bureaucrats’: Harvey Silverglate on what he’d change at Harvard – The College Fix

Conference on Institutional Neutrality: Scholars Probe the Issues – Princetonians for Free Speech

A Time To Mourn – Bacon’s Rebellion

Interview with ACTA’s Michael Poliakoff and Steven McGuire – The Cornell Review Continue reading

Virginia Association of Scholars Readings, Week of Nov. 7

Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation – The Intercept

A Radically Different Model of American Education: UATX’s Jacob Howland Speaks to the PEP – The Dartmouth Review

Toss out abusive college administrators: Column – USA Today

A Lament for the Lost University – Law & Liberty

The Censoring of Science – The Daily Sceptic

Censorship and Suppression of Covid-19 Heterodoxy: Tactics and Counter-Tactics – Shir-Raz, Elisha, Martin, Ronel, & Guetzkow

Cancel culture at US universities – Noah Carl

More Colleges Offering Admission to Students Who Never Applied – Wall Street Journal Continue reading

Virginia Association of Scholars Readings, Week of Oct. 31

‘Diversity of thought’ event lacked conservative views: report – William Biagini, Florida State University (

Math Scores Dropped in Every State During Pandemic, Report Card Shows – The Wall Street Journal

Measuring Discrimination: Racial Preferences at Flagship Public Institutions – The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal

A Closed Discussion on Academic Freedom? – Inside Higher Ed

Permanent Fixes for a ‘Broken System’ – Inside Higher Ed

KU Law school says ADF discussion of the First Amendment is ‘hate speech’ – The Sentinel

Race on Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Shoring Up Tenure, or Weakening It? – Inside Higher Ed

Faculty Wants Pensions Out of Fossil Fuels – Inside Higher Ed

Virginia Military Institute Went Woke, Enrollment Fell 25% – Daniel Greenfield

NAS President Peter Wood Addresses the Pending Racial Preferences Cases – National Association of Scholars

University doubles down on reporting system only weeks after legal firm issues demand letter – Campus Reform, A Project of the Leadership Institute