TU reader Sam Goodman of Carleton University in Ottawa recently published this piece
in her school's newspaper. In it, she comments on free speech issues on college
campuses at large, and the spirit of the University of Chicago's latest
acceptance letter penned by its Dean, John Ellison.
Dr. Greg Salmieri holds a fellowship in philosophy at the Anthem Foundation and currently teaches at Rutgers University. His published work focuses on Aristotle’s epistemology and ethics and Ayn Rand’s philosophy and novels. Of special note here, he is coeditor with the late Allan Gotthelf
...today we are bombarded with the perspective of determinism: that some combination of external facts, such as your upbringing, education, genetics, culture, and race, determine your fate. Now I don’t think this is true.
In anticipation for the Ayn Rand Student Conference this November,
we tapped one of its speakers Gena Gorlin on the shoulder to share a
sneak preview of her upcoming talk, which explores how students
can think about and achieve long-term, personal happiness.
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Before we begin, could you
Dear Friend and Reader:
Jon Glatfelter here, The Undercurrent's new Editor-In-Chief. It's almost time to flip the calendar to November, which means the team is dotting the i's and crossing the t's on TU's Fall 2016 Magazine.
I wanted to share the punchline with you now though. It's titled The Technology of
Free speech is absolutely essential for a free society, yet it’s constantly under attack today. There are three segments of society in particular that are behind the attacks: Intellectuals, government and students.
What if you could combine your creativity and passion for Objectivism to start a new entrepreneurial venture that engages fellow Objectivists and shares Rand’s ideas with those unacquainted? What would you produce to express the ideas that interest you?
Finding new ways to engage with your
Uber’s self-interested practice of surge pricing better serves the needs and goals of drivers and riders alike. For that reason, it is a good policy, and we ought to celebrate it.
This November, students will join together at the 2016 Ayn Rand Student Conference in Atlanta, Georgia to learn about Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism. This conference is brought to you by the Ayn Rand Institute in collaboration with STRIVE, and it will focus on the issue
STRIVE’s Online Mentor Q&A Program aims to provide students and career-oriented young people with opportunities to learn from real-world, active professionals about everything from crafting a purpose, to setting and pursuing goals, to the myriad life lessons they’ve picked up in pursuit of their dreams.