HAR­VARD CON­SER­VA­TIVES

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Pre­pare for an ivy-cov­ered cul­tural mo­ment. A new editorial in the Har­vard Crim­son — the stu­dent pub­li­ca­tion of Har­vard Uni­ver­sity — now calls for the cam­pus to be more ac­cept­ing of con­ser­va­tive stu­dents fol­low­ing an ex­ten­sive 18-month “diver­sity and in­clu­sion” study by the uni­ver­sity’s ad­min­is­tra­tion which found that only a “star­tling” 1.5 per­cent of the fac­ulty iden­ti­fied as con­ser­va­tive while 83.2 per­cent are lib­eral.

“These statis­tics do not re­flect Amer­ica: 35 per­cent of Amer­i­cans identify as con­ser­va­tive, 23 times the frac­tion of the fac­ulty sur­vey’s re­spon­dents, This stark di­vide has harm­ful ef­fects on the Uni­ver­sity’s abil­ity to train our na­tion’s lead­ers, and it risks alien­at­ing cur­rent and po­ten­tial con­ser­va­tive stu­dents. It has also likely contributed to the de­clin­ing trust of Amer­i­cans in higher ed­u­ca­tion, which has dele­te­ri­ous ef­fects. Much more work is needed to make this important el­e­ment of diver­sity a pri­or­ity. We be­lieve the Uni­ver­sity must em­pha­size hir­ing pro­fes­sors with di­verse be­liefs and back­grounds who can chal­lenge pre­vail­ing cam­pus ideas through tough ide­o­log­i­cal con­ver­sa­tions,” the editorial reads.

The stu­dents are in­ter­ested in “ex­pand­ing the diver­sity con­ver­sa­tion” here.

“In­creas­ing ide­o­log­i­cal diver­sity — and mak­ing stu­dents who may dis­agree with main­stream cam­pus ideas more wel­come — should be worked to­ward beyond merely hir­ing in­tel­lec­tu­ally di­verse fac­ulty, how­ever.

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