Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Richard Lowery: The War for American Universities — Manifold #17


Richard Lowery is a professor of finance at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. In this conversation, he describes the ideological climate of his university and the consequent negative effects on undergraduate education and freedom of expression on campus. 

Steve and Richard discuss: 

0:00 Richard Lowery's academic and political background  
9:01 Campus environment for academics and faculty members 
12:19 Cultural and political dynamics at academic institutions 
23:04 How students experience campus culture and political influences 
32:13 Public awareness and interest in campus culture 
35:50 What happened to the Liberty Institute at UT Austin 
53:44 Donor influence 
1:00:55 STEM professors: keep quiet, or else 
1:08:25 Lowery on the future of US universities 


Richard Lowery at UT Austin: 

National Review coverage: 
Academic Freedom in Crisis: 

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