THE podcast: free speech and academic freedom

Members of the THE editorial team and the ninth president of the University of Chicago discuss the rights of expression on campus 

April 26, 2018
Free speech for students

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The right of students to free expression on campus is a sacred one and part of the academic advancement they should be engaging in. But are universities sacrificing academic rigour to placate no platforming students? What role does the media play in the public’s perception that free speech is under threat at universities? And what do the controversies around free speech have in common with dangers to academic freedom?

These are some of the questions that Sara Custer discusses with deputy news editor John Morgan and Hanna Holborn Gray, who served as president of the University of Chicago from 1978 to 1993 and acting president of Yale University from 1977 to 1978.

Read Gray’s feature: Subversion is at the heart of the academy.

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