The University Of California’s Censor In Sheep’s Clothing
I thought that the University of California was offering its support, that this might signal the beginning of the restoration of free speech on America’s increasingly politicized, repressive college campuses. I was wrong.
UVA Allows Free Speech — If It’s Consistent with “the School’s Values”
There is just one little problem with the university’s action. It runs afoul of the First Amendment.
The University of Chicago’s Support for Free Speech Sparks Opposition
Sadly, the fact that there is so much opposition to the principles of free speech the University of Chicago is trying to uphold tells us that this will be a long, bitter fight.
Is There A Future For Freedom? Our Universities Will Decide
We have now reached the critical point in this country where serious minds of all political stripes worry over the future of constitutional democracy in America.
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?
Florida art prof penalizes students for saying ‘melting pot’
Students enrolled in Art Appreciation at the University of Florida risk losing credit on assignments if they use the phrase “melting pot” in class.
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?
Are Campus Bureaucrats Incapable of Respecting Free Speech?
As administrative bloat on campuses has increased in recent decades, so has encroachment by university busybodies. After all, such bureaucrats need to justify their paychecks.
Indoctrination Triumphant: Social justice this year’s hot topic for summer reading assignments
Students at Wesleyan University, for instance, will read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, which argues that strict sentencing laws for drug crimes intentionally targeted black men.