I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.In light of our prior reporting on the "Demands" and protests at Yale, and considering this new video, I'd like to expand on Buckley's theme:
Erika Christakis, Associate Master of Silliman College, responded to the email and defended students' right to wear Halloween costumes of their choosing, even if said costumes might be considered outrageous, inappropriate, provocative, or even offensive.
Christakis further urged students "not to take offense at insensitive Halloween costumes," and she told students, "'If you don't like a costume someone is wearing, look away, or tell them you are offended. 'Talk to each other. Free speech and the ability to tolerate offence are the hallmarks of a free and open society'."
We welcome John Rosenberg of the great Discriminations blog (which just celebrated its 10th Blogiversary) as a new contributor at College Insurrection. His first post is Diversity, “Real Diversity,” And Double (Quadruple?) Counting At Yale....
That's the Good News. The Bad News - It's a list of The 12 Worst Colleges For Free Speech In 2012 from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Widener joins such elite institutions of higher learning as Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Brandeis and Tufts. Here's the FIRE write-up of why Widener is...
(by Matthew Knee)Yale recently announced the closing of the The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA), America's first academic institute to study anti-Semitism, citing a lack of scholarly output and student interest. The overall Jewish community, and some newspaper columnists, ...
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