Asking Bollinger to ‘Walk the Walk’ in ‘The New York Times’
October 23, 2006
by Emily Guidry
in Sunday’s edition of The New York Times
contrasted Columbia President Lee Bollinger’s reputation as a First Amendment scholar with the rapidly growing perception of Columbia as a campus that stifles students’ fundamental freedoms.
While some sources in the article praised Bollinger’s reactions to the recent controversies that have plagued his campus, FIRE President Greg Lukianoff had a different point of view, stating:
Bollinger definitely knows how to say the right things about free speech, but the question is whether he can walk the walk.
FIRE is waiting for a response from President Bollinger regarding our second letter
concerning the current policy at Teachers College. We hope he chooses to “walk the walk” and lives up to his reputation as a scholar of freedom of expression.