THE IVY HALLS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“In re­cent years, dan­ger­ous trends and ideas about speech have been spilling from academia into the world be­yond cam­pus. Walk­ing on eggshells, ex­er­cis­ing ex­treme cau­tion about re­spect­ing taboos, reporting col­leagues for jokes over­heard, and de­flect­ing sub­stan­tive ar­gu­ments with ad hominem coun­ter­at­tacks may soon be com­mon fea­tures of cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity life,” write De­bra Mashek and Jonathan Haidt, who founded a non­profit to en­cour­age open in­quiry and viewpoint di­ver­sity among fac­ulty and ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cials.

In a how-to for Rea­son Mag­a­zine, the pair have iden­ti­fied 10 col­leges “where you won’t have to walk on eggshells,” and where di­verse but civil dis­course is en­cour­aged.

“These are schools — large and small, pub­lic and pri­vate — where ev­i­dence sug­gests that stu­dents will have bet­ter odds of de­vel­op­ing the habits of heart and mind necessary to thrive in a world of com­plex­ity, nu­ance, and dif­fer­ence,” they write.

Cu­ri­ous? The cho­sen schools are Ari­zona State Univer­sity, Chap­man Univer­sity, Clare­mont McKenna Col­lege, Kansas State Univer­sity, Kenyon Col­lege, Linn-Ben­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege, Pur­due Univer­sity, St. John’s Col­lege, the Univer­sity of Chicago and the Univer­sity of Rich­mond.

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