FIRE Co-Founder Alan Charles Kors Blasts Illiberal Universities

By March 26, 2009

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that FIRE Co-founder and University of Pennsylvania professor Alan Charles Kors delivered the keynote address for the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education’s (SCUE’s) Education Week at Penn. In his speech, Dr. Kors criticized universities’ mandatory diversity and sensitivity training and lambasted university speech codes as a "ferocious assault on free speech."

Student Alex Berger, chair of the SCUE, said that Dr. Kors was chosen because of his prominence as a scholar and "his incredible efforts in the area of college educational reform," one of which was founding FIRE in 1999. Berger noted that she hopes "his sentiments made an impact on the students [who] attended." So do we.