In an age of polarization, campuses must encourage intellectual diversity

July 18, 2017

“Colleges and universities have long been the screens upon which groups project their own fears and anxieties,” writes Michael Roth for Inside Higher Ed. The article reflects on recent survey findings on the deep polarization of opinions around whether or not colleges have a positive impact on the country. To this end, the article explores how objections and support from people who hold a variety of perspectives are in fact signs of intellectual diversity. Roth goes on to encourage others in higher ed to combat the desire to view colleges “as places where like-minded people go to become more alike” in their beliefs. Inside Higher Ed