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New College of Florida is right to abolish gender studies

18 September 2023

4:00 AM

18 September 2023

4:00 AM

Predictable accusations have greeted the announcement by Manhattan Institute fellow Chris Rufo, trustee of the New College of Florida, that the college is abolishing its gender studies program in a move designed, he wrote, to ‘begin rolling back the encroachment of gender ideology and queer theory on its academic offerings’.

Earlier this month, Rufo explained in City Journal that cancelling the program is part of the university’s renewed commitment to ‘revive classical liberal education and restore the founding mission of the college’.

In response, 36 professors opposed to the plan have either left the college on their own initiative or been dismissed, and critics have...

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