Welcome to College -- Now Be Quiet!
"Once bastions of free expression and open debate, modern American universities prohibit speech in a variety of ways to protect students from ideas some deem 'offensive,' 'harmful' or 'upsetting.'"
Throughout the past year, conservatives and liberals alike have warned of the deteriorating state of discourse in our nation's universities. With students increasingly protesting and demanding protection from "offensive" ideas, is the American university in crisis? If even the halls of academia bar the free exchange of ideas, rather than nurturing discourse, is free speech in peril?
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"'Welcome to College--Now Be Quiet!' Many Campuses Maintain Militant Speech Codes."
by Kate Hardiman, Research Associate, The Liddell Group
The College Fix l August 20, 2015