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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 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.

A modest proposal to bar offensive speech from campus

Campuses would therefore have been right not to permit Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton, Martin Luther, George McClellan, Abraham Lincoln, a certain heckler, and Mark Twain to speak on campus. Note their awful, offensive language.