An interesting story at Carolina Journal relates that the UNC Board of Governors made a change recently. The title of Distinguished Professor within the UNC system now can only be extended to those within the field of math, science, engineering and technology. Humanities professors are specifically excluded.
It is pretty clear that the Board might have been acting in response to the longstanding, egregious left-wing political and cultural activism that prevails in the state university setting among those that teach the various humanities-related courses. That tends to be much less common among those teaching the hard sciences.
Within the UNC community, there was considerable consternation. However, there was a sole voice of reason:
Ms. Hessick is a professor in the law school. Her acknowledgement that her peers have been enforcing a certain worldview is very important. She went on to add that it weakens the institution because it represents an abandonment of their mission.
I have no idea what her politics are. But she speaks truth in this instance.
The UNC Board of Governors has been far too restrained dealing with the outrages our tax dollars fund within the state university system. This was one small step in the right direction.