Student Protests

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 history and the concerns...

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...

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...
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...