Conservatives in Academia “have been purged not so much by firing, but by not hiring”

by William A. Jacobson at

I appeared this morning on Varney & Co. on Fox Business to discuss the status of academia in the context of the resignation of Harvard President Claudine Gay.

My segment started after a lead in by a news report on L’Affaire Gay.

The interview was short and to the point, no wasting time!

Transcript (auto-transcribed, may contain transcription errors)

Varney (00:00):

Come on in Cornell University law Professor William Jacobson. William, how long will it take to change the dominant liberal culture in our universities?

WAJ (00:11):

I think it’s going to take decades. It took decades to get to where we are now. If you look back 30 years ago, it was not this skewed. Conservatives have essentially been purged from academia, and they have been purged not so much by firing, but by not hiring. There has been almost no hiring of open conservatives in academia, certainly at elite academia, in 20 to 30 years. It’s going to take a long time.