Vanderbilt Professors Share Their Thoughts on Safe Spaces

Vanderbilt Professors Share Their Thoughts on Safe Spaces

In late August, University of Chicago Dean of Students John Ellison sent a letter to the incoming class of 2020 making clear that the university does agree with recent trends in academia. The letter reads,“Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do...

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The Carol Swain petition hurts the cause more than it helps. But there’s a better way.

The Carol Swain petition hurts the cause more than it helps. But there’s a better way.

The controversial Carol Swain, a Vanderbilt Professor, is once again in the news after almost 1,500 students (and counting) signed a petition to have her fired.  (The demand was recently downgraded to suspension and mandatory diversity training).  According to the petition’s authors, Swain is intolerant towards non-Christians and the LGBTQI...

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“The attacks…have been real” – VPR Interviews Carol Swain

This interview with Vanderbilt Professor Carol Swain appears in VPR’s Spring 2015 issue. The interview is prefaced by a brief introduction written by the interviewer Darby Hobbs, a member of VPR’s editorial staff. On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, two gunmen forced their way into the offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo and...

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