‘Speech and Expression on Campus’ by E. Thomas Sullivan
The Huffington Post has recently published an essay by University of Vermont President E. Thomas Sullivan. The essay, “Speech and Expression on Campus,” speaks on the difficulties college campuses face concerning free speech and censorship.
From the viewpoint of the public campus, there is an obligation to promote and protect robust speech opportunities, without censorship or retaliation, as well as to ensure that the speech is not disrupted. Foundational to this notion is that campuses are a “marketplace of ideas,” where each person can discover, listen, learn, and make up one’s own mind by being exposed to numerous viewpoints. Without this freedom of inquiry on campus and in society at large, true freedoms of thought and advancement cannot be achieved.
Read the full Huffington Post article.