Phi Beta Cons

Lee’s Retreat

As Columbia and its president Lee Bollinger continue to ignore the anti-free-speech hooligans on campus, Gallaudet confronts its own problems:

Gallaudet University will proceed with disciplinary action against student demonstrators who forced the ouster of the university’s president, trustees said. The trustees’ decision, made after a one-month suspension to review amnesty pleas, may mean academic penalties for 125 students who helped shut down the campus in October to prevent the appointment of Jane K. Fernandes as president. The decision threatens renewed turmoil on campus in Washington, D.C., less than a week after the university named Robert R. Davila, a former Education Department official, as its interim president.

Memo to Bollinger: This is how university administrations are supposed to behave. 

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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