What is the point of university? It used to be, when Harvard was founded in 1636, “to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity”. But in recent years the university has taken on an altogether narrower character. Learning is no longer enough. Activism is demanded. Yale and Harvard have come to resemble the mythical Ouroboros, eating their own tails to satisfy an insatiable appetite for conformity.
Read Ayaan’s full article, which includes her reflections on her recent University of Austin teaching experience, here.
Plus: in our blog, you can read an account of the course by an AHA Foundation team member who attended as a teaching assistant. See here.