‘Daily Texan’ Addresses Berkeley Chancellor’s Chilling Campus E-mail

January 19, 2011

The Daily Texan at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) has published a compelling editorial examining University of California, Berkeley, Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau’s recent e-mail to the campus community following the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona. The Daily Texan questions Birgeneau’s e-mail in the context of his prominent position, pointing out that “this power can be used to stifle discourse.” The editorial also draws connections between the chilling effect of Birgeneau’s e-mail and the speech codes at UT that restrict student speech. In addition to The Daily Texan‘s forceful piece, be sure to read Adam Kissel’s and Erica Goldberg’s insightful commentary here on The Torch.

Schools:  University of California, Berkeley