University will examine socioeconomic background of applicants — and won’t see names and genders.
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“Philosophically, I cannot stress this enough, if individuals decide to organize for the removal of a particular faculty member because of a perceived or real connection to what might be seen as adversarial viewpoints… then two years from now, I might be next,” said Winston Grady-Willis, a Professor and Director of Skidmore’s Black Studies program. “A culture of academic freedom not only protects professors like David Peterson, it also makes room for students activists to make the demands they make,” he said. “Academic freedom is the broad umbrella that allows all of us to take positions, engage in political activity.”
Much of the debate on New Zealand’s referendum on recreational cannabis legalisation has focused on health, the economy, criminal justice and the uncertainties about the impact on youth and adult use.