THE IVY HALLS
“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.