Dealing With Controversial Speakers on Campus

May 15, 2017

By the Chronicle of Higher Education

College officials generally do not want their campuses to become venues for hate speech. Nor do they want to suppress the free expression of ideas. Those principles are tested when controversial speakers come to campus. Their appearances have, on occasion, been accompanied by outbreaks of violence between opposing sides in the political debate. The 10 articles in this collection give an overview of how college leaders, and their campus communities, have responded to speakers with unpopular messages. . . ...