We have discussed issues at the university including free speech. We have not been quite as eloquent as Heather Mac Donald:
Where are the faculty? American college students are increasingly resorting to brute force, and sometimes criminal violence, to shut down ideas they don’t like. Yet when such travesties occur, the faculty are, with few exceptions, missing in action, though they have themselves been given the extraordinary privilege of tenure to protect their own liberty of thought and speech. It is time for them to take their heads out of the sand.
If a faculty member ever asks, “Why does neither political side support us?” Heather has the answer. Free speech is not the only area where faculty are AWOL but it is a very significant one.
Sidebar Update: Equal pay day is another example where the faculty are AWOL. We have the analytical skills to kill this myth, for example see. Instead, faculty (with tenure!) are, again, AWOL. End Update Sidebar.
We have wasted our inheritance and deserve the opprobrium that is directed at us. History will not judge us kindly.