A hopeful sign from the University of Illinois.
“An unyielding allegiance to freedom of speech—even controversial, contentious, and unpopular speech—is indispensable to developing the analytical and communication skills of our students and empowering all members of our university communities to be active and informed citizens,” the document asserts before outlining measures designed to safeguard that freedom.
It will be interesting to see how well this is applied.
While we’re talking about free speech on campus, the blogroll sites under “Academia” are worthy of your attention. Don’t miss Heterodox Academy.