“As someone who identifies with the political left, I welcome this intellectual diversity–and as a teacher, I know that education requires it. If you are on the right, you might call this a remedy for political correctness; if you are on the left, you might prefer to call it the ‘new intersectionality.'”
c/o the Wall Street Journal op-ed
In the haste of reading period and yesterday’s news, we missed big news from President Roth’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling for affirmative action for “conservative, libertarian and religious modes of thinking” on college campuses. The op-ed generated quite the buzz on Twitter, and even received mild praise from notable conservative magazine the National Review. Roth’s op-ed, entitled “The Opening of the Liberal Mind” was published in the Wall Street Journal behind a paywall last Thursday, May 11. Luckily, thanks to the Wesleyan Library’s databases, Wesleyan students have access to the op-ed.
During his time at Wesleyan, Len Besthoff ’88spent hours at WESU as a
news director, sports director, and DJ. After graduating, he went into
TV journalism. Len has covered major news stories on the East Coast
and New England for 25 years. Now, he is Chief Investigative Reporter
at NBC Connecticut, in addition to teaching newswriting part-time. He
will be speaking on Tuesday about how local investigative journalism
can make a difference.
This is the first of two evenings this week featuring Wesleyan alumni
now working in journalism! The second talk will take place on Friday
evening at 7PM and will feature Miriam Gottfried ’05 of The Wall
Street Journal and Nicholas Quah ’12 of BuzzFeed News (and of
Date: Tuesday, April 14th Time: 7:00-8:00 PM Place: Allbritton 311
…that Wesleying must invariably comment on a Das Racist release; to fail to follow the suit of the NYT, the Wall Street Journal, and P4k, among others, would be sheer negligence on our part. They’ve even gotten another one of those sweet feats from GQ (have you ever really looked at soup dumplings…I mean really looked?!). The fact of the matter is that unless you live under a rock—and that rock happens to be located somewhere far, far away from Middletown or any area with a significant population of “indie” folkz—you’re probably well aware of Relax, the latest project of rap wonder duo Heems (Himanshu Suri ’07) and Kool AD (Victor Vazquez ’06) and hypeman Dapwell (Ashok Kondabolu). If you’re not, check this vid immediately.