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Advancing Intellectual Diversity at UM

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has long led the way in urging campuses to take action on intellectual diversity – and its efforts are bearing fruit. Last week, under legislative pressure, the University of Missouri joined other institutions in taking major steps to protect intellectual freedom on campus. Details here.

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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