What purpose does civility serve? How can it be misused? Listen in as I discuss these questions and more with Rusty Reno.
At Minding the Campus, NAS President Peter Wood writes about the lack of consequences that protesters face after disrupting campus speakers.
A panel featuring Israeli military reservists was shouted down last Thursday night at the University of Virginia.
Interrupting speakers represents not just an assualt on free-speech, but a breakdown in civility.
After the election, colleges turn to feelings, not civility, to guide discussions on winning and losing.
A recent campus event was an encouraging sign that respectful dialogue is still possible among Princeton students who disagree.
President Obama criticizes universities that "coddle" students from opposing views.
The National Review's Jim Geraghty references NAS president Peter Wood's book in an article about the presidential campaign.
Peter Wood reflects on the contrasting perspectives at the AAUP and Heartland Institute conferences in Washington, DC last week.
NAS board of advisors member Robert P. George applauds two universities for embracing academic freedom.
Civility calls for restraint, and academic freedom, apparently, for lack of restraint. Colleges and universities strive for academic freedom and civil discourse; can they have both at the same time?
CUNY's chancellor has made a statement defending the academic freedom of professors to teach without intimidation and harassment, after NAS wrote an open letter urging him to do so.
Five Swarthmore professors call for "the moral equivalent of war."
UW-Superior endorses a tendentious concept of fairness.
Sarcasm, for all the license it takes, is a form of restraint. Its a way of avoiding the obvious while nonetheless giving it voice.
Peter Wood offers advice on how to own up to our mistakes.
Peter Wood suggests ways to improve the quality of comments posted to online articles.
FIRE presents its list of the 12 most repressive campuses for freedom of speech.
There's a set of electronic panels in Florida that is supposed to foster civility among students whose opinions differ.
A new book by a senior professor, surprisingly, attempts to treat Sarah Palin fairly.
Faculty and students at Wesleyan University lashed out in anger against a campus group for its demonstration on the injustice of racial preferences.
Presenting both sides of controversies begins with recognizing that an opponent is not a “bad person."
One professor reflects on what it means to teach students to have civil in-class conversations on controversial subjects. What's been your experience with classroom civility?
NAS Chairman Steve Balch answers a sneer against NAS and its efforts to revive the study of Western civilization.
NAS President Peter Wood speaks on anger and civility in the public square.
The university now produces graduates who believe reason is "only a mask of power."
A Yale student's senior project raises questions about higher education's approach to art.