Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sex and Academic Freedom at Northwestern

The professor, J. Michael Bailey, is a man with a reputation for specializing in the outré. (Northwestern ought perhaps to consider itself fortunate that he didn’t teach a course in Aztec history, or he might have offered a demonstration of human sacrifice.) The word got out about the demonstration he had arranged, journalists quickly got on the case, and Northwestern found itself hugely embarrassed, its officials concerned lest parents think it was offering, at roughly $45,000 a year, the educational equivalent of a stag party.

Read the rest of Joseph Epstein's article here.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Reminded me of the sketch in the Monty Python classic "The Meaning of Life" a scene with John Cleese, on sex-ed