Leif Weatherby, “The real crisis in higher education” | The Boston Globe

On May 15th, 2024, IPK Fellow Leif Weatherby penned an opinion piece for The Boston Globe titled “The real crisis in higher education.” Read the excerpt below, then click for the full article.

A deep anti-intellectualism has settled in across the political spectrum in our country. If the events of the last few months have taught us anything, it is that the very thing universities do — create, debate, and disseminate knowledge — is under attack. That is a crisis that has little to do with a single war or incidents of plagiarism, important as those things are. Attacks on the very autonomy of disciplines that produce knowledge augur a larger collapse of the backbone of American society as open, rational, and democratic.

Read the full article here.

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