Author: Jared Gould

Jared Gould is the Managing Editor of Minding the Campus.

‘New York Times is pure propaganda.’ Agreed.

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On the Warpath: Elizabeth Weiss Exposes the Fall of Academic Rigor and the Rise of Cancel Culture in New Book

“On the Warpath: My Battles with Indians, Pretendians, and Woke Warriors” is an explosive and humorous new book by Elizabeth Weiss, a National Association of Scholars board member and Minding the Campus contributor. Her book reveals how the field of biological anthropology, which includes the study of skeletal remains to reconstruct the past, and forensic […]

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Joe Nalven to Lecture on AI in Art at San Diego Public Library

Minding the Campus contributor Joe Nalven will deliver a featured presentation on the creative use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in art at the San Diego Public Library on August 5. His talk will explore themes of human authorship, hybridism, copyright, and the evolving role of technology in visual art. Nalven has authored numerous articles […]

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We’re Not Just Talking About Tea Anymore

“That from henceforth we will suspend all commercial intercourse with the said island of Great Britain, until the said act for blocking up the said harbour be repealed.” — The Solemn League and Covenant, June 1774. Fueled by a fiery conviction to protest Parliament’s embargo on Boston’s port, a local committee crafted a persuasive letter […]

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My Surgeon Might be a Diversity Hire!

Author’s Note: This excerpt is from my weekly “Top of Mind” email, sent to subscribers every Thursday. For more content like this and to receive the full newsletter each week, sign up on Minding the Campus’s homepage. Simply go to the right side of the page, look for “SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER, ‘TOP OF MIND,’” and […]

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Lysenko Award, Again!

Author’s Note: This excerpt is from my weekly “Top of Mind” email, sent to subscribers every Thursday. For more content like this and to receive the full newsletter each week, sign up on Minding the Campus’s homepage. Simply go to the right side of the page, look for “SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER, ‘TOP OF MIND,’” and […]

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America the Rebellious

On June 1, 1774, Britain’s Parliament gave assent to the Boston Port Act.  By mandating the complete shutdown of Boston’s port, prohibiting any loading, unloading, or transportation of goods within the town and its harbor, Parliament believed it was sending a powerful signal of its authority to the rebellious Bostonians who had dumped tea into […]

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Top of Mind: On Personal Finance

Author’s Note: This excerpt is from my weekly “Top of Mind” email, sent to subscribers every Thursday. For more content like this and to receive the full newsletter each week, sign up on Minding the Campus’s homepage. Simply go to the right side of the page, look for “SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER, ‘TOP OF MIND,’” and […]

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Top of Mind: Anti-Semitic Protesters

Author’s Note: This excerpt is from my weekly “Top of Mind” email, sent to subscribers every Thursday. For more content like this and to receive the full newsletter each week, sign up on Minding the Campus’s homepage. Simply go to the right side of the page, look for “SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER, ‘TOP OF MIND,’” and […]

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Top of Mind: Reflections on Pro-Palestinian Protests

Author’s Note: This excerpt is from my weekly “Top of Mind” email, sent to subscribers every Thursday. For more content like this and to receive the full newsletter each week, sign up on Minding the Campus’s homepage. Simply go to the right side of the page, look for “SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER, ‘TOP OF MIND,’” and […]

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Top of Mind: Standardized Tests

Author’s Note: This excerpt is from my weekly “Top of Mind” email, sent to subscribers every Thursday. For more content like this and to receive the full newsletter each week, sign up on Minding the Campus’s homepage. Simply go to the right side of the page, look for “SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER, ‘TOP […]

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No Borders: Higher Education Enables Illegal Immigration

Last month, Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student at the University of Georgia (UGA), was fatally beaten by an illegal immigrant from Venezuela. As expected, the left quickly came to defend the status of what they refer to as “undocumented migrants”—though “illegal” is the accurate term. Janet Frick, a professor at UGA, took to X […]

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Do You Know It’s George Washington’s Birthday?

Today is George Washington’s birthday, the original inspiration for what we now know as Presidents’ Day. The holiday was shifted from February 22 to the third Monday of February under the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act, aimed at giving the nation’s workers more three-day weekends—just what bureaucrats need. But I wonder, do college students know […]

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College Don’t Hurt Me

My former French professor imparted this message to the class: college is the time to be selfish. Travel, drink, have plenty of sex. She was exceptionally cool, I thought. But, looking back, her advice couldn’t have been more misguided for young men and women. “Situationship,” “friends with benefits,” “you up babe”—these are the trendy phrases […]

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DEI: Distraction, Evasion, and Incompetence at the University of Illinois Springfield

If there’s one thing to thank “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) experts for, it’s their knack for revealing the stunning hypocrisy behind universities’ DEI initiatives. Case in point: Maria Thompson and Susan C. Turell’s 2022 DEI audit of the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), laying bare the university’s failure to adequately address a rape case […]

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Weird Is What We Need

Is there hope for higher education? If so, it will be found at the University of Austin (UATX). In an email shared with Minding the Campus yesterday, Pano Kanelos, formerly dean of Christ College, the Honors College of Valparaiso University, and now founding president of UATX, gave news of “officially announcing the launch of America’s […]

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