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How Refusing to Listen to Other Voices Can Harm Us All

May 09, 2017

Trinity College (CT) President Joanne Berger-Sweeney says: These days, you can’t miss the criticism aimed at higher education.  We hear it: We’re a bunch of intolerant elites. Our students are precious snowflakes. As educators, we’re stifling speech and thought, and we’re not preparing students for the real world.  Frankly, I get it. Lately, some campus protests around the country have gone awry in truly ugly ways. Now it’s commencement season. Are controversial speakers going to be uninvited and ceremonies halted by protests? 

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