The highly-regarded Inside Higher Ed publication, along with Gallup Polls, recently conducted a survey of nearly 800 college and university presidents.
Some of the results were surprising. Namely, 65% cited increased anti-Semitic behavior on campuses across the country, and yet only 12% reported increased activity on their campus.
In addition to finding out what the presidents thought of issues on campus, we also learn what they think about the rest of us.
From The College Fix:
Yet nearly two-thirds of presidents support the use of race in admissions, and 79 percent say the public does not understand the concept of holistic admissions, where race is considered among many factors for admissions. Harvard claims its admissions practices are holistic.
Even more (84 percent) say the public doesn’t understand how affordable college is because of attention to student debt, down slightly from last year.
Scott Jaschik, one of the co-founders of Inside Higher Ed, stressed that, while many violent incidences involved left-wing groups shutting down conservatives, it goes both ways. He provided two examples: Professors Bret Weinstein at Evergreen and Tommy Curry of Texas A&M University.
Weinstein, a progressive who supported Bernie Sanders, was forced off campus and hounded by ultra-left wing groups because he objected to students forcing all white students off campus for a day.
Curry, a black professor at TAMU, drew criticism from all sides when during an interview he said that,
…in order to be equal, in order to be liberated, some white people might have to die.
Given that those weren’t exactly examples of conservatives shutting down liberal speech, The Fix attempted to get clarification from Jaschik, but he declined to comment.