Thursday, May 21, 2015

Purdue commits to free speech

Interesting to see if they really do

On a weekend overshadowed by graduation ceremonies and tuition freezes, Purdue University adopted a new free speech code modeled on the “Chicago principles” of free speech.

The “Commitment to Freedom of Expression,” a policy adopted Friday by the Purdue University Board of Trustees, permits speech that’s “unwelcome, disagreeable or even deeply offensive” — language that’s identical to a measure first approved by the University of Chicago in January.

“Our commitment to open inquiry is not new, but adopting these principles provides a clear signal of our pledge to live by this commitment and these standards,” chairman Tom Spurgeon said in a university news release.

“As we’ve said before, a university violates its special mission if it fails to protect free and open debate. No one can expect his views to be free from vigorous challenge, but all must feel completely safe in speaking out.”



Bird of Paradise said...

Kudos purdue refuse to knuckle under to the bastions of Political Correctness

Anonymous said...

Did someone cancel the tenure of all the socialist professors on campus? Finally a university actually living up to expectations and not cowering from the left. Truly a breath of fresh air.

Alpha Skua said...

Well at least they still call themselves THE BOILERMAKERS and havnt been calling themselves THE FLOWER PICKERS or the HERB GARDENERS