Three cheers for the University of Chicago

It’s exceedingly rare to find a college president like Robert Zimmer willing to stand up to students.  But that is what is happening at the University of Chicago, where he refuses to support trigger-warnings, does not cancel controversial speakers, and does not create intellectual safe spaces (“No Speech Coddling in Chicago,” The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 24).

The whole purpose of higher education is to confront and challenge deeply-held beliefs.  That’s why tenure exists.  Without it, faculty would be reluctant to speak out.  The arrival on campus of Chicago Thinker, published by conservative and libertarian students, is a refreshing event because the president will not cancel it regardless of student or faculty opposition.

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