His office door was vandalized. He was accused of causing “harm” to his “college community.” There was even a demand — supported by dozens of his faculty peers — to review his tenure.
Why? Because he wrote an op-ed in The New York Times arguing for more viewpoint diversity at his campus.
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, Sarah Lawrence College professor Samuel Abrams joins us to discuss the response to his op-ed and the future of academic freedom, viewpoint diversity, and the role of faculty in college life.
Also joining us is FIRE President & CEO Greg Lukianoff, author of The New York Times bestseller “The Coddling of the American Mind,” due out in paperback edition on Aug. 20.
- “Think professors are liberal? Try school administrators” by Samuel Abrams
- “When students want to review a tenured professor”
- “DEMANDS: Westlands sit-in 50 years of shame”
- “Faculty members need to reassert themselves as the people who direct discourse on campus (opinion)” by Samuel Abrams
- Viewpoint diversity on campus: A Heterodox Academy & FIRE panel discussion
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