Universities as Unsettling Institutions

If a university’s fundamental mission is to create and disseminate knowledge, how is it to foster those ambitions while preventing the natural tendency to suppress ideas that question existing knowledge and power relationships in the society? My 2010 post in HigherEdJobs.com is still relevant, almost 7 years later.

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Ignorance Does Not Lead to Election Bliss

On the election day The Atlantic published my article Ignorance Does Not Lead to Election Bliss. I s[...]

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The Triumph of America’s Research University published in The Atlantic

Since the 19th century, the institutions’ thinkers have discovered a dazzling array of new knowled[...]

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The Chilling Effects of Fear published in The Atlantic

I’ve just had an article published in The Atlantic on free speech under attack at universities[...]

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Article from The Atlantic – The Pillaging of America’s State Universities

I’ve just had an article published in The Atlantic on America’s research universities un[...]

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Appearance on PBS’s Arizona Horizon

Host Ted Simons interviews Jonathan Cole regarding how great American universities have transformed [...]

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