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What Hillary Clinton and Colby College Have in Common

Colby College has the dubious distinction of winning FIRE’s “Speech Code of the Month” award. Why?

Samantha Harris, one of FIRE’s stalwart attorneys, explains on The Torch that Colby has decided that its Bias Incident Report Log, formerly open to public view, will henceforth be password protected. She writes, “When a college takes measures to hide information from the public, it usually means the school is doing something privately that it knows would not stand up to the glare of public scrutiny.”

The whole business of “bias incident reporting” and administrative responses is Orwellian and at a few schools, the publicity has been bad when people find out what’s going on. Best keep it hush-hush.

George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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