Latest Anti-intellectualism Stories
Despite the increased popularity of geek culture â€“ movies based on comic books, video games, virtual worlds â€“ and the ubiquity of computers, the geekâ€™s close cousin, the nerd, still suffers from a negative stereotype in popular culture.
A University of Illinois professor says that while the meaning of geek has shifted into a more positive light, nerds still face negative stereotyping. The valence of the word 'geek' has really changed over the years, said Lori Kendall, a professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science university's Urbana-Champaign campus.
By Davidson, Sinclair Major reform is needed to fix the problem of academic bias, argues Sinclair Davidson. Following a campaign by the Australian Liberal Students Federation, a Senate committee is investigating the level of intellectual diversity at Australian universities.
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