Curriculum Vitae will introduce listeners to key people and issues in higher education—as well as some of the important ideas, books, works of art, and intellectual disciplines that higher education today too often ignores. Peter Wood will interview professors, policy experts, artists, writers, and other key figures who seek to rebuild the cultural and intellectual excellence that higher education needs.
Episode #54, Legally Wrong: When Courts and Science Meet with Nathan Schachtman
Washington bureaucrats only make half of America's science policy. Judges, juries, and lawyers make the other half, in billion-dollar lawsuits decided in courts around the nation. Lawyer Nathan A. Schachtman, joins us to discuss what the legal and financial consequences are when the courts get their science wrong.
Episode #53: Race in America Today with Wilfred Reilly
Dr. Reilly joins us to discuss the campus climate today. What racism means, the 1776 Project, and much more.
Episode #52: Anti-Racism and Illiberal Education with Steve Hayward
The University of Pittsburgh recently announced a new required course for all new students: “Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology, and Resistance.” This course is yet another attempt at forcing students towards ideological conformity, especially in regard to the concept of “anti-racism.”
Anti-racist ideology, which is anything but, is sweeping across American higher education. Here to discuss the University of Pittsburgh and how it is representative of the recent push to make anti-racism the new creed of colleges and universities is Steve Hayward.
Episode #51: Rabble Rousing with Lee Jussim
We attempt to answer an uncommon question: Why is groupthink bad for the academy? To answer this question we are joined by Lee Jussim, a professor of social psychology at Rutgers University and author of the popular Psychology Today blog, Rabble Rouser.
Episode #50: The Partisan Professoriate with Mitchell Langbert
Peter is joined by Mitchell Langbert, Associate Professor of Business at Brooklyn College, to discuss the political affiliation of university professors and his upcoming article in Academic Questions. As the nation’s partisan divide entrenches itself, more attention is being paid to what affect this partisanship has on teaching, research, and institutional trust. Peter and Mitchell go on to discuss Sarah Lawrence College and the internal contradictions of John Dewey’s progressive education.
Episode #49: Affirmative Action and Disaggregated Selection with George Dent
Let's face it: race will play a role in college admissions for the foreseeable future. But what is the best way to use it as a factor? Peter Wood sits down with NAS Board Member George Dent to discuss the options.
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