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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Charles Koch Foundation Grant Helps Expand ASU’s Political History Program

Arizona State University announced that, with support from the Charles Koch Foundation, it will expand its Program in Political History and Leadership.

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12-19-2018 04:12pm

Are Virtual Pen Pals the Cure for Polarization? Three High Schools Are Finding Out.

Through the international nonprofit Narrative 4, students in rural eastern Kentucky and students in the South Bronx meet via video to discuss the political, economic, and demographic differences between their hometowns.

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College of the Holy Cross Helps Aspiring Entrepreneurs Ask How They Will Impact Society

The College of the Holy Cross has launched the Carlyse and Arthur A. Ciocca ’59 Center for Business, Ethics, and Society, a new program that will ask aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore the proper role of a business in a just, sustainable, and flourishing society.

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