Professors around the country are standing up on behalf of open inquiry on their campuses. We are happy to be able to share some of their thoughts, opinions, and stories in the videos and short statements below.
On many campuses today, students and faculty are shying away from these questions and conversations, fearful of inflaming heightened sensitivities on these complex issues. Efforts to avoid conflict on such issues, however well-intentioned, threaten to undermine the role of the university and of faculty in promoting intellectual and moral progress. More, the mistaken belief that students need to be protected from challenging and potentially offensive ideas can leave students poorly prepared to productively engage in democratic politics.
Dr. Jason Ross
IHS Senior Director for Faculty Relations