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...
The Chicago statement has been adopted by a number of campuses

What a pleasure it was to learn a few weeks ago that students at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, had taken the lead on their campus in endorsing the Chicago Statement on Freedom of Expression and calling for the faculty and administration of their school to incorporate its principles into university policy. The Statement has...

As recently reported in the New York Times, a recent Knight Foundation survey of nearly 12,000 high school students has found that such students’ support for the First Amendment’s free speech protections is “stronger today than it has been in the last 12 years.” As far as it goes, this is good news given the...