On Creativity, Politics, and Ignorance: What to Expect from Your College Professors

I consider myself a decent teacher. Students’ evaluation of my courses are overall positive. Here and there, students protest against what they believe is my liberal bias in teaching, lack of respect for religion, or my contempt for conservative ideas and media outlets. Such claims are preposterous (with the exception of my treatment of Fox […]

Defeat Rape Culture

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On Thursday, 10/16, I talked to my students about sexual assault and rape culture, and the importance of all of us taking steps to reducing this shameful phenomenon, given that rape is the most frequently occurring violent crime on our campus (and on many others), yet the one for which virtually all perpetrators go unpunished. […]