Meeting the Enemy
For the past year, colleges and universities have found themselves wrestling with a philosophical issue: speech. Leaders have had to decide who gets to speak, when, why and, more recently, at what cost. This issue has moved to the front pages recently as a new wave of controversial speakers have heightened the tensions built from a contentious presidential campaign. Speakers in most years who would not be controversial for events like commencement are causing high-profile protests on days that should be sacred celebrations.
Originally published: October 17, 2017
Author: Walter M. Kimbrough
Institution: Dillard University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed