The Freedom Project in the News
Mustafa Akyol, senior visting fellow with the Freedom Project, was interviewed by PRI's The World about his new book, The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims.
WGBH Radio launched new higher-ed program, On Campus Radio, in which the pilot segment featured Wellesley professors and students weighing in on free speech on campuses.
Mustafa Akyol, a senior fellow of Wellesley’s Freedom Project, was interviewed by a BuzzFeed article on the diplomatic feud between The Netherlands and Turkey.
Tom Cushman, professor of sociology and director of the Freedom Project, penned a letter to the editor in the Washington Post about the use of the term "safe space,"writing that “people can enter into this sphere or not, and choose to express their views or not, or retreat to voluntary associations for aid and comfort.”
Thomas Cushman, professor of sociology at Wellesley, and director of the Freedom Project, penned a letter to the editor in the New York Times, in which he criticized Jochen Bittner's Op-Ed piece about Brexit. Cushman wrote that Bittner's piece "represented everything that was wrong with the rhetoric and strategy of the Remain camp, and illustrated why Leave gained so much momentum."
WGBH talked to Tom Cushman and Jonathan Imber, professors of sociology, on exposing students to new viewpoints.
Joshua McCabe, post-doctoral fellow in the sociology department at Wellesley, penned a letter to the editor in the New York Times, expressing mixed feelings about a piece by Jeff Madrick, entitled, "Handouts Are Often Better Than a Hand Up." McCabe wrote that, while he applauds Madrick's proposals to tackle child poverty, he said "they ignore fiscal reality by adding yet another new benefit on top of our current maze of programs." And he stated that children deserve more than what will only amount to a stopgap measure to curb poverty.
Historian of medicine at Wellesley, Susan Reverby, spoke with PRI's The World, after protesters call for removal of a NYC statue of a doctor who experimented on female slaves.
Wellesley’s Muslim Chaplain, Amira Quraishi, spoke with NPR about a summer program for Muslim campers, to help young Muslims find a sense of community.
Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson focused on freedom of expression when she led the Independence Day service at Union Chapel.
President Paula A. Johnson co-chaired a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee and a recent report on sexual harassment on women in STEM. “If we are losing talent in science, engineering and medicine, then that is something that is detrimental to our country and quite frankly to the world.”
“We really have to move beyond a mind-set of legal compliance and liability and think about the ways we can change the climate,” said President Paula A. Johnson as the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released a new report with recommendations for addressing sexual harassment on women in STEM field in academia.
A groundbreaking report, co-authored by President Paula A. Johnson, on sexual harassment on women in STEM from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine details persistent hostility female scientists often face and provides recommendations for academic institutions to change the culture and climate.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released a sweeping report on the significant toll that sexual harassment takes on women in STEM fields. President Paula A. Johnson co-chaired the committee behind the report, which described findings of sexual harassment in university and college settings, and laid out ways to begin to address the issues.
The Boston Globe, for Valentine's Day, reported on Wellesley Psychology Professor, Angela Bahns' eye-movement study, published in Archives of Sexual Behavior
A New York Times report about the lives of North Korea's isolated athletes includes comments from Wellesley professor of political science, Katharine S. Moon, on how that country can afford a sports program.
Wellesley's Career-Education Office Director, Christine Cruzvergara, told The Atlantic that students tend to search a trusted network or speak with a faculty member before approaching someone in student affairs or the career office for professional guidance, in an article entitled, "Why Aren't College Students Using Career Services?"
The Washington Post reported that 31 colleges, including Yale, are now using MyinTuition, a college cost calculator developed by Wellesley Professor of Economics, Phillip Levine.
The Boston Globe reported that former Acting U.S. Attorney General, Sally Yates, encouraged Wellesley students to be their authentic selves; Yates spoke at Wintersession 2018, presented by Wellesley's Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs.