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

The shrinking marketplace for ideas

State Rep. Briscoe Cain’s interrupted appearance at Texas Southern University is just the latest instance of a speaker being turned away from a college campus — a space that is supposed to be a shrine for competing ideas.

A Waning of Indignation?

We still have illiberal episodes taking place, such as the protest at William & Mary against an ALCU official. But I suspect that student outrage and anguish and accusation are already on the wane. Protest is wearing itself out.

Hitting ‘Em Where It Hurts – the Pocketbook

Despite all the grumbling, Americans keep donating huge amounts of money to their schools. They admit that they are deeply dissatisfied, but still write hefty annual checks to help support their alma mater. It’s like smoking—a bad habit that many simply can’t break.

Inside the Legal Labyrinth of a Campus Rape Case

Most of the case remained out of public view until it was resolved this summer. Police, court and campus documents, as well as exclusive interviews offer a rare inside look at the complex dynamics of sexual assault accusations and justice on American campuses.