Thursday, March 1, 2018

Quote of the Day (Hanna Holborn Gray, on Free Speech on Campus)

“Education should not be intended to make people comfortable, it is meant to make them think. Universities should be expected to provide the conditions within which hard thought, and therefore strong disagreement, independent judgment, and the questioning of stubborn assumptions, can flourish in an environment of the greatest freedom." — Hanna Holborn Gray, former president of the University of Chicago, quoted in Geoffrey R. Stone, “Free Speech on Campus: A Report from the University Faculty Committee,” Huffington Post, Jan. 6, 2015

(The photo of Ms. Gray accompanying this post, taken in 1989, comes from the University of Chicago.)

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