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Student Group at Brown Calls for More Conservative Speakers on Campus

Student Group at Brown Calls for More Conservative Speakers on Campus

“we would press the University to change the ideological makeup of the couple hundred speakers that they invite every semester”

The group was founded by a Democrat student, if you can believe it.

Campus Reform reports:

Students pressure Brown to invite more conservative speakers

Students at Brown University recently launched a new coalition dedicated to increasing the spectrum of viewpoints expressed by speakers invited to campus.

SPEAK: Brown’s Coalition for Ideologically Diverse Students was quietly founded in Fall 2017 by sophomore Greer Brigham, a registered Democrat who cites the 2016 election as the trigger moment for his interest in promoting ideological diversity.

“Rather than try to invite a couple speakers ourselves, we would press the University to change the ideological makeup of the couple hundred speakers that they invite every semester.” Tweet This

“The results of the 2016 election took me entirely by surprise,” Brigham told Campus Reform, adding that the “conversation we were having on campus [after the election] felt very separate from the one that was going on nationally.”

Unlike some other efforts to promote viewpoint diversity, SPEAK does not plan to directly invite conservatives or libertarians to lecture on campus. Instead, the coalition—which now includes roughly 20 students—aims to pressure the administration into doing the heavy lifting for them.

“Early on we decided that rather than try to invite a couple speakers ourselves, we would press the University to change the ideological makeup of the couple hundred speakers that they invite every semester,” Brigham told Campus Reform…

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healthguyfsu | April 3, 2018 at 4:44 pm

“Unlike some other efforts to promote viewpoint diversity, SPEAK does not plan to directly invite conservatives or libertarians to lecture on campus. Instead, the coalition—which now includes roughly 20 students—aims to pressure the administration into doing the heavy lifting for them.”

Yeah good luck with that at Brown. They will press politely while the SJWs and Atifa use their tactics…who do gutless admins tend to cave to?

harleycowboy | April 5, 2018 at 9:47 am

What’s the problem? Did they run out of right wing targets and have to start in on the less than far left speakers?

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