Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks @marksjo1 is professor of politics  at Ursinus College and the author of Perfection and Disharmony in the Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Cambridge University Press, 2005). He has written on ...

Jonathan Marks @marksjo1 is professor of politics  at Ursinus College and the author of Perfection and Disharmony in the Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Cambridge University Press, 2005). He has written on higher education for Commentary, the Weekly Standard, InsideHigherEd, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Minding the Campus, the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, and the Wall Street Journal.

Misguided Higher Ed Populism

George Leef wrote recently about this New York Times op-ed. The author, professor of law Victor Fleischer, proposes that we “should require universities with endowments in excess of $100 million ...

“I love Hitler”

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement is a worldwide effort to turn Israel into a pariah state. I have written about it, and its foothold on American college campuses, here. South ...

Berkeley Rep: Swastikas? What Swastikas?

Ori Herschmann, a senior at UC-Berkeley, says that he has seen sidewalk graffiti on campus at UC-Berkeley that said: “Death to Israel” and “Kill all the Jews.” Herschmann, who serves ...

Threats to Free Speech on Campus

Over at Minding the Campus, I directed attention to a debate at George Washington University on the resolution “Are Liberals Stifling Intellectual Diversity on Campus?” Spoiler alert: the affirmative won ...

Sign of the Times?

As Jane Shaw noted below, Virginia’s Sweet Briar College is closing. That’s a big deal.  Sweet Briar is over a hundred years old, has an endowment of over $90 million, and ...

Still Needed in the 21st Century

The University of California system has had more than its share of straight up anti-Semitic incidents this year. At UC-Davis, after a successful campaign to persuade the student government to ...