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Laura Kipnis

The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2016

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 02.17.2016 | College
Greg Lukianoff

This past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) on U.S. campuses became international news.

Sign Up to Stand Up for Global Academic Freedom

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 06.26.2016 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Perhaps the greatest threat to academic freedom may be the Department of Education, which has promoted a definition of harassment so broad that cases like Laura Kipnis's are all but inevitable.

Tyler Kingkade

Northwestern Student Drops Complaint Against Professor In Laura Kipnis Case | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.02.2015 | College

A Northwestern University graduate student who filed a Title IX complaint against the school's faculty senate head for discussing a controversial essa...

Tyler Kingkade

How An Essay On 'Sexual Paranoia' Caused A Frenzy At Northwestern University | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.01.2015 | College

Northwestern University film professor Laura Kipnis was cleared in a Title IX investigation by the university on Friday, following graduate student co...

What's a President to Do?: Trampling Title IX and Other Scary Ideas

Lauren Leydon-Hardy | Posted 06.05.2015 | College
Lauren Leydon-Hardy

In the wake of Kipnis' op-ed most folks, Schapiro included, have leapt to defend the overarching values of free speech. But, when Northwestern students marched in protest of Kipnis' op-ed (an act itself in the spirit of freedom of expression) Kipnis took to social media.

'Melodrama': Notes From an Ongoing Investigation

Kathryn Pogin | Posted 03.06.2015 | College
Kathryn Pogin

Last week, Laura Kipnis, a professor at my own institution, Northwestern University, published an opinion piece at the Chronicle of Higher Education, ...

Moral Ambivalence Improves Politics -- And the World

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Stephanie Fairyington

AMBIVALENCE IS RARELY, if ever, cast as a positive attribute in our culture. It's associated with indecision, a lack of commitment, weakness.

The War on Women... and the War Within Women

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Debold

"Femininity" is women's past, and "feminism" is our present. What I mean by this is not what you might think -- I'm not pitting family and children against career and culture, or wanting a push-up bra versus wearing no bra.

Why Reality TV Is the Best Place to Reinvent Your Image

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Simon Maxwell Apter

If the seemingly serious and cerebral world of politics brings about all these scandals, why shouldn't the fun and fatuous circus of popular media lay them to rest?

Two Scholars Ask: What if Marriage Is Bad for Us?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Marriage is not for everyone, and people who want to stay single should not be targeted with singlism because of it.