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Colleges struggle over defending or curbing free speech

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Interesting.  I do like the strategy the University of Chicago is using.

 

Both the University of Missouri and Evergreen State College have been rocked by left-wing demonstrations, some of which administrators in both schools allowed. Now both have had to deal with falling enrollment and a decline in funds - and there are fears the situation could spread to other schools.

The defining issue is whether parents and donors see administrators as capable of containing clashes and responding firmly when protests get out of control, experts say.

Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a nonprofit that advocates for a variety of higher education issues, told Fox News that how a college handles freedom of expression matters greatly to prospective students, their parents and donors.

“When they look to what college to pick, parents and students are thinking of the largest investment their family is likely to make beyond the purchase of a home,” Pfeffer Merrill said. “Across the political spectrum, one of the most essential assets is [the opportunity] to be exposed to a wide range of views.”

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One school that has resisted the kinds of demands Missouri and Evergreen gave in to is the University of Chicago.

In the summer of 2016 incoming freshmen at the University of Chicago received a welcome letter that made the institution’s commitment to the free and open expression of ideas clear:

“Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.”

 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/01/colleges-struggle-over-defending-or-curbing-free-speech.html


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Expel the haters or they go down the tubes.


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3 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

 

“Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.”

 

that is probably a trigger right there!


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Just now, Ban Hammer said:

that is probably a trigger right there!

No doubt.  Can you imagine actually going to school there?  I wonder if their students asked for breaks on exams, or time in a safe space when Hillary lost?


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19 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

No doubt.  Can you imagine actually going to school there?  I wonder if their students asked for breaks on exams, or time in a safe space when Hillary lost?

Just tons of useless therapy that was aimed at perpetuating the idea that one can mentally live on an imaginary planet and physically function in the real world.

 

Hence why so many unstable lefties in post-secondary.

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