“Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.”
—Leroy “Satchel” Paige, arguably the greatest pitcher in the history of American baseball.
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The Committee on University Discipline for Disruptive Conduct at the University of Chicago has released a new report detailing suggestions for dealing with students who shout down speakers and otherwise disrupt events, either as individuals or in groups.
Minimizing Disruptive Conduct with Discipline and Education
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 … Keep Reading
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 … Keep Reading
Greg Lukianoff, President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, wrote an essay this week announcing the 10 American campuses that FIRE considers to be the “worst of the worst” for freedom of speech.
According to Lukianoff,
…92 percent of American colleges still maintain speech codes that either clearly restrict—or could … Keep Reading
Administrators at Michigan State University have banned the use of whiteboards on dorm room doors beginning next fall. This decision follows upon “several” incidents in which racist, sexist, or otherwise objectionable messages have been written on students’ whiteboards.
According to Kat Cooper, director of university residential services communications, speaking to the … Keep Reading