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Saturday, October 1, 2016

UC President: It’s Freedom of Speech, not Freedom from Speech

" . . .Napolitano’s acknowledgment that American universities are facing a crisis of free speech, and her sharp criticism of illiberal activism, is an important step forward for the movement to save universities from the forces of censorship and intolerance. Let’s hope that a critical mass of students and faculty will back her up."
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The American Interest  "Janet Napolitano, President Obama’s former Head of the Department of Homeland Security and now leader of the largest university system in the United States, is the latest high-profile college administrator to come out and forcefully criticize the campus crusade against liberal norms of speech and expression. A passage from her op-ed in the Boston Globe:
As president of the University of California system, I write to show how far we have moved from freedom of speech on campuses to freedom from speech. If it hurts, if it’s controversial, if it articulates an extreme point of view, then speech has become the new bête noire of the academy. Speakers are disinvited, faculty are vilified, and administrators like me are constantly asked to intervene.
The goal of our university education today should be to prepare students who are thoughtful, well-informed, and resilient. " . . .
St. Louis U. Requires Prof to Give Trigger Warning Remarks Before Allen West Speech   . . . "First, an administrator banned members of the campus conservative club from including the words “radical Islam” on advertisements for the event, claiming Lt. Col. West, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, did not have enough “experience” to speak on that topic." . . .

UNC Chapel Hill Marked First Amendment Day With Panel on Safe Spaces  "Paging George Orwell…"
"Only on a college campus, could the First Amendment be celebrated by talking about the importance of safe spaces.
"Campus Reform reported:" . . .

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