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We need a serious debate on slavery reparations

The current debates over reparations for slavery, and other historical acts that offend contemporary sensibilities, illustrate the extent to which universities are a soft touch when faced with such claims… A university should, though, be asking more critical questions. Who are we compensating for what? When might historical grievances be considered extinct? What are the… Read More »

Sexual harassment and universities

When you have worked in the academic business for a long time, you remember moral panics from previous times around. Sexual harassment is one such….Nevertheless, we are confronted with claims about the ‘discovery’ of this behaviour as a new social problem. Developing an effective response, however, may require us to consider questions about institutional memory,… Read More »