Tag Archives: Bias

The media spin on a “Racistsexisthomophobe” Professor

The media spin on a “Racistsexisthomophobe” Professor

For years I’ve covered faculty being removed from campus for having integrity, or at least the sense enough to not agree with “the narrative,” and First Amendment protections never seem to apply. Thus I was more than a little puzzled when I saw the following headline: Indiana University admits a professor has ‘racist, sexist, and […] … learn more→

Anti-communists not allowed on campus

Anti-communists not allowed on campus

It’s weird how much my opinions have changed these last few years, regarding higher education. My own personal experiences caused me to focus on the corruption and incompetence but I must admit, when looking at the big picture, that likely there’s more to the unending debasement of higher education than “merely” great quantities of corruption […] … learn more→

Overcoming unconscious bias on campus

Overcoming unconscious bias on campus

Protests by and on behalf of students of color on campuses such as Yale University and the University of Missouri have highlighted the need for greater diversity among faculty. While some colleges and universities, including Yale, have committed millions of dollars to diversity initiatives, the obstacles to recruiting and retaining faculty from historically underrepresented groups […] … learn more→

U of Texas system: Make women/minorities finalists for admin

U of Texas system: Make women/minorities finalists for admin

I really feel the need to emphasize that the lunacy in my previous post is not so unusual on campus now, this sort of madness is common on many campuses, not just the ones that make headline news. Racism and gender bias run rampant in our higher education system, but you’ll never get that from […] … learn more→

Bias in decision-making leads to poor choices and possibly depression

When faced with making a complicated decision, our automatic instinct to avoid misfortune can result in missing out on rewards, and could even contribute to depression, according to new research. The results of a new study, published today in the journal PLoS Computational Biology, suggest that our brains subconsciously use a simplistic strategy in order […] … learn more→