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June 2014

Conservatives & higher ed

by Steven F. Hayward

A look at what has caused the dearth of conservatives in higher education, and why we should be concerned.


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Editor’s note: This article is adapted from a public lecture delivered to the Center for Western Civilization at the University of Colorado at Boulder last fall upon Steven Hayward’s accession as the inaugural visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy, a three-year pilot project to introduce intellectual diversity to Colorado’s flagship campus.

The social scientist Neil Gross made a splash last year with his book Why Are Professors Liberal, and Why Do Conservatives Care?, which, among other things, attempted to refute the claim that conservatives face ideologi ...

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Steven F. Hayward was the inaugural visiting scholar in conservative thought & policy at the University of Colorado at Boulder.


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This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 32 June 2014, on page 22

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