University of Wisconsin Regents Says no to Demand for Safe Spaces

December 15, 2015

By Peter Fricke at Campus Reform

The University of Wisconsin system’s Board of Regents passed a resolution Friday defending the principles of free expression in reaction to student demands for “safe spaces.”

The Associated Press reports that the resolution passed easily by a vote of 16-2, and was inspired by the racial protests at the University of Missouri and elsewhere, which have occasionally involved efforts to silence dissenting voices.

“These are not just pretty words we are going to put in a brass plaque,” Regent Jose Delgado told AP, referring to the board’s commitment to put its principles into practice. “The ability to speak in this country in a rational, academic way is under attack. You've got to be able to listen hard, even if it hurts...

Schools: University of Chicago University of Wisconsin – Madison University of Missouri – Columbia