Middlebury College alumni penned an op-ed that criticized the college administration for not standing up for free speech, in light of unannounced disciplinary measures for their students who disrupted AEI scholar Charles Murray’s speech this year. Here’s part of what they said:
We are saddened that the college has failed to seize an opportunity to firmly defend these foundational principles. The stakes now are heightened because students nationwide are rejecting freedom of expression and embracing a new version of the heckler’s veto.
Middlebury’s response thus far is simply insufficient to address the current threats to higher education, free expression, and reasoned discourse.