The Presidential Race

The Presidential Race
Jul 20, 2018
UVA professors object to a senior fellowship for a high-ranking Trump surrogate who has defended the president's comments on the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

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August 10, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews a number of recent and forthcoming titles analyzing not just the alt-right but also the nearly global wave of new authoritarian and nativist movements.

July 20, 2018

UVA professors object to a senior fellowship for a high-ranking Trump surrogate who has defended the president's comments on the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

June 22, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.

June 1, 2017

A Princeton professor who recently criticized Trump in a commencement speech cancels planned public speaking events, saying she's received death threats for her comments.

March 29, 2017

Liberal campus criticisms of the Trump administration and broader political environment are a dime a dozen. So a new denunciation of promised deportations and other rhetoric from faculty members at Christian and Catholic colleges stands out.

March 14, 2017

Communication professor establishes ground rules for political conversations with his students in class. Could they be useful to other academics struggling with how to encourage productive conversations about the president, while not losing control of the syllabus?

July 21, 2016

Sections of Melania Trump's speech were, in fact plagiarized, and the scandal shouldn't be trivialized, writes R. Scott Rasnic.

April 26, 2016

While speaking out about a presidential election as a college president can be difficult, writes Brian Rosenberg, remaining silent can sometimes be antithetical to the mission of higher education.

March 31, 2016

Hillary Clinton's proposals would provide the best way to improve college opportunities, argues Sandy Baum.

March 28, 2016

Chalked endorsements normally would not cause anyone to blink an eye, writes Ajay Nair, but a particular set of circumstances at the university created a flash point.

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