From Greg Lukianoff at Huffington Post:
The 10 Worst Colleges For Free Speech: 2017
Since FIRE’s first “worst of the worst” list was released in 2011, the number of colleges and universities with the most restrictive speech codes has declined. However, 92 percent of American colleges still maintain speech codes that either clearly restrict—or could too easily be used to restrict—free speech. Students still find themselves corralled into absurdly-named “free speech zones,” taxed when they invite speakers deemed “controversial” by administrators, or even anonymously reported on by their fellow students when their speech is subjectively perceived to be “biased.”
The average person muzzled on a college campus is often an everyday college student or faculty member: someone who wants to chat about politics, a student who confides in a friend about their own mental health concerns, or a group of students that simply want to discuss free speech controversies with their peers.More.
Reality check: But why not initiate lawsuits? Like many Canadians, I am not a fan of lawsuits. I hate hearing people whine, especially for profit. BUT if I were a teacher terrorized by the Evergreen branch of The Dockside Bully, Inc., I might sue on the grounds that the campus administration exposed me to this risk by failure to insist on “scholarly comportment”* among students.
* Or has no one else ever heard the term “scholarly comportment,” as I heard it from my U teachers fifty years ago?
See also: Post-modernism: Smug science prof, you are next What made you think you were immune? Post-modernism is a universal acid.