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

Protecting Innocent Students When Protests Turn Violent

College students should be able to trust that school officials protect students’ physical safety on campus. Yet some at postsecondary institutions equate protecting students’ physical welfare with stifling free expression.

The Middlebury Gatekeepers

For leftist professors to invoke legitimacy against Charles Murray–and to do so without any hint that legitimization is a highly political, problematical practice–runs against the critical theory that the left has been espousing ever since the Seventies.

Glimmers of Hope at Middlebury

Credit the New York Times with digging a little ways beneath the toxic surface of the Middlebury College disorders to find out what students there are presently thinking about the protest that injured a professor and closed down the sociologist Charles Murray’s intended lecture.

“Collision of Adverse Opinions” Is a Healthy Thing

At Lone Star College, we take the First Amendment seriously. There are no restrictive speech codes, no “safe spaces,” no prohibition of “micro-aggressions,” no mandated “trigger warnings,” and no refusals to let certain speakers speak on campus.

UT Folds Houston Expansion: What It Means for TX Higher Education

While noting mistakes by UT Chancellor William McRaven, I commend his boldness and visionary thinking that led him to the project. The notion expressed by several, that this plan was an “invasion” of Houston by UT, was hyperbolic nonsense.