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Nixing Religion

Harvard is already watering down its proposed religion requirement, according to the B-Globe:

Professors designing a new curriculum for undergraduates at Harvard University have rescinded their proposal that all students take a class dealing with religion.
Instead, the faculty task force suggested a different, broader category, “what it means to be a human being,” in a revised proposal released late last week. The human nature requirement would encompass religious thought, art, literature, and philosophy, as well as evolutionary biology and cognitive science. …
“I think secular and liberal Harvard rebelled,” government professor Harvey Mansfield, one of the campus’s most outspoken conservatives, said last night

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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