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, making UVA a...
Free speech has become more threatened than ever

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 speech...
Freedom, Self-Control, and the Nanny University

Back in the late 1960s, the eminent American foreign relations scholar and diplomat George Kennan initiated a famous debate with student activists regarding the pros and cons of unbridled freedom. The debate began with a speech at Swarthmore and culminated in a book entitled Democracy and the Student Left in which Kennan presented the speech...