College Students’ Support for Free Speech is Slipping, According to Gallup and Knight

According to a new poll from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, college students are increasingly reporting that their campus climates keep people from sharing their views, among other findings. As Niraj Chokshi writes for the New York Times, “Students may struggle to balance free speech and inclusivity in the abstract, but they overwhelmingly and broadly prefer a learning environment that is open and permits offensive speech to one that is positive and limits it. Still, they increasingly believe that speech is being stifled. Last year, 61 percent said that their campus climate deterred speech, up from 54 percent in 2016.”

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Our Coverage: College Students Value Free Expression In the Abstract, But Not When Pressed For Details

05-14-2019 08:30am

Kansas State to Create Center for Principled Business in K-State’s College of Business Administration

Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration announced the creation of its new Center for Principled Business.

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05-01-2019 03:37pm

Embrace Unlikely Allies, Charles Koch Foundation President Tells Philanthropy Leaders

To be truly transformational in the future, philanthropic foundations need to be willing to take risks and work with unlikely allies, even if our differences cause us to feel “really uncomfortable.”

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04-30-2019 05:27pm

UNC-Chapel Hill Launches New Field of Study on Polarization

Kurt Gray, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has developed his academic career around understanding the origins of intolerance. The next step in his pursuits comes today as the university’s College of Arts & Sciences announces the launch of a Center for the Science of Moral Understanding.

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