Trustees | Freedom of Expression

Building a Culture of Free Expression on the American College Campus

Challenges & Solutions
April 25, 2018 by Joyce Lee Malcolm Download PDF Press Release

Higher education continues to grapple with issues surrounding free expression within the academy—and the actions that protect or degrade it. From colleges and universities that adopt the Chicago Principles for freedom of expression, to those that enforce “safe spaces” and speech codes on campus, there is a tug of war over the safeguarding of viewpoint diversity and the open exchange of ideas. In this refreshing and instructive essay, Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm highlights the pivotal historical and contemporary events surrounding free speech, and outlines best practices necessary to ensure a campus culture dedicated to freedom of opinion and speech.


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