HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: In anti-intellectual email, Wellesley profs call engaging with controversial arguments an imposition on students.
While paying lip service to free speech, the email is remarkable in its contempt for free and open dialogue on campus. Asserting that controversial speakers “impose on the liberty of students, staff, and faculty at Wellesley,” the committee members lament the fact that such speakers negatively impact students by forcing them to “invest time and energy in rebutting the speakers’ arguments.”
And here we thought learning to effectively challenge views with which one disagreed was an important part of the educational process!
They don’t do education at Wellesley. They do indoctrination