On May 22, 2018, the U. S. House of Representatives Government Reform and Oversight Committee examined the free speech crisis on college campuses. Since few universities do not receive federal funding, their interest is not inconsequential.
Topic: Middlebury College
Charles Murray Photo in Middlebury College Newspaper Sparks Apology
Conservative scholar Charles Murray spoke at Middlebury College last year and was shouted down by protesters who claimed that the scholar was a fascist and racist because of some of his past writings on economics and society.
Middlebury College Alumni say College ‘Failed to seize an opportunity to firmly defend’ Free Speech
Several college professors, who are alumni of Middlebury College, criticized the college for failing to stand up for free speech.
Middlebury College Puts Students on Probation for Disrupting Charles Murray’s Speech
None of the sixty-seven students who participated in the disruptive protest at Middlebury College will be expelled or suspended, but they will be placed on probation and other disciplinary measures, announced the college.
Middlebury College to Punish 30 Students for Role in Disrupting Charles Murray’s Speech
Middlebury College will punish thirty of their students for their role in disrupting a speech by AEI scholar Charles Murray.
Penn Student Editorial Board: We’re Disappointed Freedom of Speech isn’t Being Defended at Berkeley
The Daily Pennsylvanian criticized other student newspapers for not standing up for the freedom of speech in light of riots and protests at Cal-Berkeley and Middlebury College.
Mob Violence Throws Berkeley into the Middle of the Fray
David French reminds us of how the media and academia ignore the true threat to democracy and peace: mob mentality perpetrated by the Left.
NYU Psychology Professor: College Administrators “won’t stand up to” Heckler’s Veto and Disruptive Protesters
Even lifelong men and women on the Left are becoming concerned about the oppressive political climate on American college campuses. Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist and professor of ethical leadership at the New York University’s Stern…
The New Jacobins: Where Israel Is Involved, the Suppression of Campus Speech Is an Old Story
Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published at the Times of Israel. When Chester Evans Finn, Jr., a former United States Assistant Secretary of Education, observed in 1989 that university campuses had become “islands of…
Socialist Students Vow to Disrupt Charles Murray’s Speech at Columbia University
Update: Murray’s lecture at Columbia University was peaceful and the socialists did not disrupt the speech, after all. Another possible debate and lecture disrupted by the Left, with the speaker being the American Enterprise Institute…