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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

1984 in 2017

The video “1984 in 2017″ shows how the language used on college campuses is beginning to resemble the Newspeak of George Orwell’s 1984.

Give Me the ‘A’ and No One Gets Hurt

A high grade was once a rare thing, something after which many sought but few earned. Now the tables have drastically turned, with A’s representing 45 percent of all letter grades given in universities.

At UC Berkeley, Freedom of Speech Is a Security Risk

University of California, Berkley, once the home of the free speech movement, is now the home of censorship and suppression of diverse ideas. Its most recent tactic? Using “campus safety” as a smokescreen to hinder conservative thought from penetrating the university’s bubble.

Everything is Hate Speech

Universities repeatedly deny students the opportunity to think critically and independently. The result of this suppression, as William Buckley observed, is students’ utter shock toward alternate points of view.

Frailty, Thy Name Is “FOMO”

The acceptance of words such as “micro-aggression” and “safe-space” into our vernacular only encourages the enforcement of political correctness on university campuses. This is an obvious step backward for freedom of speech and thought.

Political Correctness Hits Pepperdine

What can be done? As a Pepperdine alum, I can write and vote, both at the ballot box and with my wallet. President Benton, your shameful capitulation to the new fascism leaves me no alternative: I will not “prioritize” my alma mater when it comes to charitable donations.

UC Berkeley: Freedom versus Feelings

What happened on UC Berkeley’s campus holds disturbing implications for the future of higher education. If this is the standard response to freedom of expression, then universities are no longer places of education, but indoctrination.