The hidden scandal of Princeton’s speech code

September 11, 2008

I was also impressed by the appropriately restrained reaction on the part of the administration during both of the major free speech controversies that have occurred while I have been a student. First, The Daily Princetonian's 2007 op-ed parodying then-Yale freshman Jian Li resulted in nothing more from the University than a letter to the editor. Second, the JuicyCampus debacle was addressed by Class of 2010 president Connor Diemand-Yauman working with Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne on the "Own What You Think" campaign. It appeared to me that Princeton had the utmost respect for its students' free speech...

The hidden scandal of Princeton’s speech code

September 11, 2008

by Michael Davidson

The Daily Princetonian

Over the past three years at Princeton, every time I saw another student publication at my door, a demonstration in front of Frist, or heard of our administration's continued support for the academic freedom of Peter Singer, I became more confident that our marketplace of ideas was alive and well...