Academic freedom still lives, if only at U Chicago

It’s a mark of how fall higher ed has fallen, that a policy saying it’s okay to deeply offend someone on campus is now considered newsworthy. My added emphasis: Of course, the ideas of different members of the University community will often and quite naturally conflict. But it is not the proper role of the…

How to fight the campus speech police: Get a good lawyer

Great piece from the Wall Street Journal. It’s behind a firewall, so link takes you to a Google link that will get you in: https://www.google.com/search?q=How+to+Fight+the+Campus+Speech+Police%3A+Get+a+Good+Lawyer&oq=How+to+Fight+the+Campus+Speech+Police%3A+Get+a+Good+Lawyer&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.319j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

Thanks for ruining a cool feminist moment for us, bullies.

Sadly, the brouhaha over Taylor’s shirt overshadowed not only his accomplishments but also those of his female teammates, including one of the project’s lead researchers, Kathrin Allweg of the University of Bern in Switzerland. More spotlight on Allweg, Grady, Alexander and the other remarkable women of the Rosetta project would have been a true inspiration…