The college media has taken note of FIRE’s recent case at the University of Delaware.
This morning, the University of Pennsylvania’s Daily Pennsylvanian ran a feature story on the controversy. And on Thursday, The Harvard Crimson ran a staff editorial critical of Delaware’s program. The Crimson staff wrote:
This is not the stuff of cultural cohesion. Rather, the program at the University of Delaware represents the worst mechanisms for building diversity on a college campus: Its methods were to victimize and criminalize, and its effects were to polarize.
We are relieved that the University of Delaware program has been halted. Other institutions must heed Delaware’s lesson and not fall prey to these sorts of unworthy polemics.