When the University of North Carolina, the nation’s oldest public university, voted to create the School of Civic Life and Leadership in order to commit to free expression, it failed to see the irony involved (“UNC Takes on the University Echo Chamber,” The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 27). I thought free speech was the reason that tenure existed.
The truth is that colleges and universities no longer are places where unpopular views can be expressed without serious consequences. That’s an indictment of what passes as higher education in this country.
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