Johns Hopkins Still Under Fire
January 12, 2007
by Sean Clark
FIRE couldn’t have said it better. Johns Hopkins President William Brody could surely stand to learn a few things from the students at Indiana University.Institutions of higher education are supposed to promote the free exchange of ideas, but nowadays there seems to be a movement in academia to suppress speech that does not conform to a school’s ideas of “inclusion,” “diversity” and “tolerance.” While universities are supposed to maintain an environment in which everyone can feel free to express his or her ideas, modern academia is twisting this concept.
Some speech may offend people and some may make people angry, but that is the reality of the freedom of speech.