Category Archives: What We’re Reading…

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