It is a sad testament to the state of affairs on campus that this kind of resolution is even necessary.
Ideas that are unpopular or even offensive should not be shut out of debates over controversial topics at University of Wisconsin System schools, the System’s Board of Regents affirmed Friday, when its members passed a resolution restating their commitment to free speech.
The resolution calls for a free and open exchange of ideas at UW System colleges and universities, and says institutions must not act to inhibit those debates, even if their topics or arguments are “unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive.”
UW System President Ray Cross called the resolution an effort to re-commit to UW’s “bedrock” principle of sifting and winnowing for the truth.
“This is an ethos that must be embedded in our character,” Cross said.
Leftist admins, faculty, and crazy liberal students will never accept the concept of free speech in practice!
They are Stalin, their socialist hero,
at heart. That will not be changed by a Board of Regent Edict.
They need to change culture, by hiring less liberal academia. That will also improve educational quality.
Because everyone thinking exactly alike is true freedom, Kevin?
As if hiring a few more conservative faculty and administrators is going to diminish all oppressive liberal thought.
My main gripe with liberalism…and perhaps my only gripe…is it’s relentless war on free speech and individual liberty.
We have enough war on freedom by our enemies like ISIS without having to foster and funding anti-freedom activities through a university system.