Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Dispute at Yale Unlocks Free Speech Debate
That set off calls for her to be dismissed, with many saying she belittled the pain felt by minority students when their backgrounds are stereotyped or mocked. Further, in an incident that captured widespread attention, Nicholas Christakis, master of the college and a professor at Yale, was screamed at (with an expletive) when he tried to engage students in discussion about the issue. Some students have called for him to be removed as college master as well...
It is unclear to what extent the letter will shift debate at Yale. On social media Monday night some were praising it. Others were noting that a disproportionate share of those signing the letter are in the physical and biological sciences, disciplines that tend to skew a bit less to the left than does the typical college professor...
Full story at https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/12/01/yale-professors-issue-open-letter-free-speech
The letter is at https://docs.google.com/document/d/16Fa8lyQ17utjiw1LNkCoE22pvq2uRk_SVHHPmRgvpIA/preview
It was different at Yale, back in the day: