• Op-Eds

    OP-ED: WHERE IS THE DIVERSITY?

    Queens College takes great pride in diversity. The paramount importance of diversity in race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion is continuously emphasized. Like most colleges today, the QC administration actively seeks to promote diversity in all forms. However, there seems to be at least one kind of diversity that is sorely missing. There is a certain type of diversity that is totally ignored, perhaps even frowned upon. For all this talk about diversity, we hardly hear anything at all about the need for more political and intellectual diversity on campus—particularly when it comes to conservatives and conservative ideas. Where are the conservatives? Are they hidden? Are they an endangered species…

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    To Teach or to Indoctrinate?

    I’ve been privileged to teach at Queens College for a number of years now.  As a QC alumnus it is especially exciting to teach here.  As terrific as Queens College is, it can be even better. One way to make it better is for professors to fully respect the academic freedom of their students.  Over the years, I’ve heard plenty of stories from my students about professors who use their classrooms as their own personal soapboxes.  Some students have even told me that they are afraid to disagree with their professors for fear of jeopardizing their grades. The fact of the matter is that college professors are not supposed to…