Friday, May 23, 2008
Take a listen to this interview with University of Colorado chancellor Bud Peterson regarding his effort to create an endowed chair for a Professor of Conservative Thought at the university (and read this article for background). I find it extremely disappointing that a university chancellor would make such inane arguments about the need for such a position, e.g., that the current faculty don't have sufficient expertise to teach the relevant topics. If this is really about plugging a hole in faculty expertise, why even bring up the so-called "liberal bias" in the personal political views of CU faculty? Absolutely infuriating. Rice and Keats has more.