U. of Delaware halts residence-life program that was criticized as ‘thought reform’

By on November 2, 2007

The University of Delaware announced late Thursday that it had suspended its residence-life education program, days after a prominent free-speech group accused the institution of engaging in “systematic thought reform.”
In a message to the university, Patrick T. Harker, Delaware’s president, said administrators and faculty members would review the program. “There are questions about its practices that must be addressed,” Mr. Harker said, “and there are reasons for concern that the actual purpose is not being fulfilled.”
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Schools: University of Delaware