NEW YORK CITY—Dozens gathered at the New York Times’s event center just off of Times Square on Friday for the first annual Open Mind conference, a meeting of luminaries organized by Heterodox Academy (or HxA, as it is styled) to discuss why, exactly, America’s campuses are growing more hostile to speech.
Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to give a paid speech at Rutgers University on Thursday, but she will rake in significantly less money than what she received in 2014 to deliver speeches at UCLA and other campuses.
The University of Colorado is considering changes to its speech codes to encourage students and staff to engage with potentially “wrong or insensitive” speech rather than suppress it.
A professor at Columbia University recently argued that he was justified in shutting down a speech by a far-right British politician because his speech represented an act of violence.
Jonathan Turley, a noted law professor at George Washington University and a leading liberal voice, has joined conservatives in condemning Democratic efforts to regulate political speech on the internet.
Kirkus Reviews retracted a starred review of the forthcoming novel American Heart after the book became the center of an online imbroglio for its supposed insensitivity toward Muslims.
The University of California-Berkeley is offering counseling to any students or faculty upset by conservative pundit Ben Shapiro’s upcoming campus speech.