When Core Values Collide
On our college campuses today, two core values of the academy, and of democratic society, have come into conflict.
On the one hand, we have freedom of expression, which is the foundation of all academic life. Free speech is what enables our students to pursue knowledge -- to learn and to grow -- by discussing subjects of all kinds, including the most troubling. It is the heart of every college and university, and the lifeblood of democratic self-governance.
Originally published: March 19, 2018
Author: Pareena Lawrence
Institution: Hollins University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed