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

Can we (ever) take a joke? (Part 2)

Colleges have an intellectual basis on which to rest position statements that protect the freedom of speech and expression. The University of Chicago’s letter to new students is one way to make the school’s commitment known, and Yale’s commission from more than 40 years ago provides a road map for designing more protections.

Can we (ever) take a joke? (Part 1)

“When they start coming for the comedians, everyone else needs to sweat,” says a voiceover during the trailer for the documentary Can We Take a Joke? “When they start coming for the comedians, everyone else needs to sweat,” says a voiceover during the trailer for the documentary Can We Take a Joke?

Scapegoat or Scandal? When Universities Suffer “Bad Press”

According to a new study from the Harvard Business School, “The Impact of Campus Scandals on College Applications,” by Michael Luca, Patrick Rooney, and Jonathan Smith, “Scandals with a high level of media coverage significantly reduce applications.” What can universities do about it?

When Sharing a Belief Is a Hate Crime

Even if the university ultimately finds the employee “not guilty” (not even a sure thing at this point) the damage will be done, the message sent – keep your mouth shut if you know what’s good for you. Professing one’s faith shouldn’t be a radical act. And yet, here we are.