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 students tending to condemn freedom of speech, and...
Intellectual Diversity on Campus

Robert Boyers, an English professor at Skidmore College, wrote a wonderful article in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education on the necessity of intellectual diversity for a thriving campus environment and the great dangers of intellectual conformity. Boyers begins by pointing out that, while most faculty will promptly agree with the sentiments expressed in Mill’s...