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Students Gather at Harvard for Symposium on Bringing Civility Back to Campus

Students Gather at Harvard for Symposium on Bringing Civility Back to Campus

“students showed up with a genuine desire to find common ground”

This is a good thing and we could use more of it. Just having students agree to each other’s free speech rights would be a step in the right direction.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Harvard symposium aims to restore civil discourse on campus

Undergraduate students representing 29 colleges and universities from across the country gathered at Harvard’s Institute of Politics over the weekend to discuss how to better facilitate civil discourse on campus.

Unlike the stereotype of “campus snowflakes,” these students showed up with a genuine desire to find common ground and advance the political dialogue on their campuses.

The symposium — the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement — took place from Feb. 2-4 and included panels such as “Fixing Politics in an Era of Partisanship and Distrust,” “Civil Discourse: Resisting Division, Creating Dialogue,” and “Learning How to Be Loyal Antagonists.”

Panels were comprised of 2018 IOP Spring Resident Fellows such as former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, CNN commentator Symone Sanders, former Mayor of Minneapolis Betsy Hodges, CNN commentator Scott Jennings, and Fox News contributor Guy Benson.

“The 2018 conference program is designed to catalyze broader student participation in civil political dialogue and engagement on college campuses. Participants will identify processes and strategies to support open, diverse and inclusive political conversations,” a press release explained.

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“Unlike the stereotype of “campus snowflakes,” these students showed up with a genuine desire to find common ground and advance the political dialogue on their campuses.”

I’ll believe it when they have Milo Yiannopoulos or Charles Murray speak. Talk is cheap. Show me a positive result.

OwenKellogg-Engineer | February 6, 2018 at 6:56 pm

I wonder how that would work out for Kenyon College, after a play about illegal immigrants was cancelled:
http://www.weeklystandard.com/kenyon-college-cancels-play-about-immigration-starts-whiteness-group/article/2011470

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