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Lewis & Clark Chooses PR Over Dialogue: Guest Opinion

May 2, 2014

By Caleb Diehl at The Oregonian

Before Willamette Week and The Oregonian reported that a national free speech organization had reproached Lewis & Clark College for doling out severe punishments to two students who made racially insensitive comments, I broke the story. Since publication in the college’s student newspaper, I’ve been pressured to comment on an off-the-record conversation, received terse emails and been screamed at on a Saturday night. I’ll take all of that, because it’s important to show that the college has a problem with owning up for its mistakes. It’s clear that Lewis & Clark must focus less on keeping up its image and more on satisfying its students...

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