Sophie Mann is a senior at Scripps College, part of the Claremont University Consortium, and a Bartley Fellow at WSJ. After discussing the much publicized events this spring at Claremont and elsewhere she concludes her WSJ column:
Even at the University of California, Berkeley, where spring riots shut down speeches by conservative controversialists Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter, administrators now say they’ll allow the College Republicans to bring author Ben Shapiro for an appearance in the fall, a request the dean of students initially denied.
That actions such as these are considered unusual, even courageous, is a sign of just how bad things are on campus today. But colleges and universities across the country should be following the examples being set in California.
Do read the whole thing to appreciate how level headed a college student could be. Sophie gives us more confidence for the future of free speech than the often uncertain actions of a few college administrators.