Farewell, MTC

Greetings, faithful Minding the Campus readers.

If you write for MTC or read our weekly newsletter, you’ll recognize my name—otherwise, you may not. I have served as MTC’s managing editor for the last three years, and I regret to inform you all that today is my last day. (“Drat!” all the readers said.) The reason for this is twofold: 1) I begin a doctoral program this semester, and 2) I am devoting my remaining energies to a small business venture

The National Association of Scholars acquired Minding the Campus in 2020. Since then, I have had the pleasure of editing almost every article on the site. And I mean that—it truly has been a joy to interact with such wonderful writers and to work on such important, well-reasoned, imaginative essays. I’m biased, of course, but I believe that MTC is a crucial part of the higher education reform movement, one that serves as a platform for worthy voices that would be ignored almost anywhere else. It has been a great privilege to man the helm over the last few years.

Of course, my departure notwithstanding, the show must go on. MTC will continue full steam ahead. So, a couple of announcements are in order:

1. We are seeking a new managing editor. Were you licking your chops as you read about my resignation? Do you have writing and editing skills that would blow me out of the water? Do you want a part-time, fully remote position at the vanguard of higher ed reform? Click here to read the job description and apply.

2. Please send all MTC submissions to Chance Layton (layton@nas.org). Chance used to edit for MTC, and he will take over while NAS looks for my replacement.

Finally, I want to thank you all for reading MTC, writing for MTC, commenting on MTC, and otherwise supporting our work. Minding the Campus is a small but mighty publication. I hope it continues to grow and to serve American higher education for many years to come, no matter who’s editing.


  • David Acevedo

    David Acevedo is Managing Editor of Minding the Campus and Communications & Research Associate at the National Association of Scholars.

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5 thoughts on “Farewell, MTC

  1. The bounced email was my first indication that something was amiss! Best wishes on your doctoral pursuit. It’s a lot of work but will be worth it all! (I’m three weeks away from being a D.Min. candidate as I complete all the coursework). Thank you for all the edits of my contributions. You always made me look and read better than I deserved!

  2. Thanks. This is the best of the three “anti-woke” college sites. I was pointed to it by KC Johnson.

    The only contributer I disagree with is Philip Salzman, and even he answers my comments without calling me a racist. Unlike lefties.

    God speed.

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