Brown University: A safe space for freedom of expression
New students are entering colleges and universities at a time of fierce debate about whether institutions of higher education are becoming places that stifle speech in the interest of protecting students from ideas and perspectives they don’t want to hear. In the clash over freedom of expression and the supposed coddling of American college students, safe spaces and trigger warnings are held up as the poster children of overprotective universities.
Originally published: September 5, 2016
Author: Christina Paxson
Institution: Brown University
Published by: The Washington Post