Michael Chikindas is a professor of food science at Rutgers University. That he specializes in digestion evidently did not stop him from posting nauseating antisemitic material on Facebook. The website israellycool.com discovered and, on October 23rd, publicized, several loathsome examples, just one of which I provide so that readers can see with what … Keep Reading
The CATO Institute has released a major 64-page survey that asks a host of questions regarding how Americans view free speech rights and principles. Given space, let me stress what I consider the most telling or instructive findings. For a more precise understanding, I urge readers to consult the actual report. … Keep Reading
On May 20th, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an assistant professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University, delivered the commencement address at Hampshire College. Taylor led by saying that she “does not consider herself an academic” but rather “an organizer who tries to communicate the urgency of our political moment through the lens of … Keep Reading
Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, recently gave an insightful interview in the Chronicle of Higher Education regarding free speech on campus and administrative concerns about what lies in store for the upcoming academic year.
Sullivan’s tenure has been rocked by many prominent challenges during her seven year tenure, … Keep Reading
This week The Chronicle of Higher Education published an excellent essay by Newseum President Jeffrey Herbst and Chicago Statement coauthor Geoffrey R. Stone titled “The New Censorship on Campus.”
In the piece, they discuss the growing polarization around free speech, particularly the phenomenon of “progressive and minority … Keep Reading
Former Wall Street Journal, and now New York Times, columnist Bret Stephens recently delivered the commencement address to graduating seniors at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. The text of his speech has been printed by the Times, and it is well worth reading. Stephens discusses the notion of safe spaces and how they relate to … Keep Reading
This essay was first published by the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. The original version can be found here.
Many readers probably have read about the New Wave of free speech suppression that has swept across campuses in the last several years. It comes on the heels of the previous era of … Keep Reading