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Columbia University Named Worst College in the Nation for Free Speech by FIRE

Columbia University Named Worst College in the Nation for Free Speech by FIRE

“New York City’s Ivy was dragged down by its high number of scholars who were sanctioned for expressing their views”

Why do people pay outrageous tuition to attend a school with such an awful free speech record?

The New York Post reports:

Columbia University is worst college in nation for free speech: report

If you like free speech, don’t go to Columbia.

A leading free speech organization ranked the best and worst college campuses for freedom of speech and New York’s top school, Columbia University, came in dead last.

On Wednesday, The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) released its third annual College Free Speech Rankings for the 2022-2023 school year. In partnership with College Pulse, they surveyed nearly 45,000 students from more than 200 colleges — making it the largest ever survey about campus expression.

The University of Chicago came first for campus free speech, scoring 77.92 points out of 100. Four public universities rounded out the top five: Kansas State University, Purdue University, Mississippi State University and Oklahoma State University.

The University of Chicago has been widely celebrated as a champion of free expression since publishing the Chicago Principles in 2014, which stated that, “the University has a solemn responsibility not only to promote a lively and fearless freedom of debate and deliberation, but also to protect that freedom when others attempt to restrict it.” The principles have since been adopted by dozens of other institutions, including Princeton and Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, Columbia University came last and was the only school to be slammed with a Speech Climate rating of “abysmal.” Scoring just 9.91 out of 100, New York City’s Ivy was dragged down by its high number of scholars who were sanctioned for expressing their views. Between 2019-2020, seven academics faced investigation or disciplinary action for tweets or comments deemed unacceptable. Columbia did not immediately respond to The Post for comment.

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Comments

“‘Don’t send my boy to Harvard.’ the dying mother said,”
Columbia’s not such a great choice either.

Columbia has long been infamous for being a leftist rat hole.

Hmmm, lemme see:

Wasn’t it 1952 when the president of Columbia University was U.S. Military Academy alumnus and former General Of The United States Army Dwight D. Eisenhower?

And didn’t Eisenhower move from Columbia to the presidency of the United States of America?

And wasn’t Eisenhower’s 8 years as president of the USA notable for peace and prosperity, from 1953 to 1960?

Why … it’s almost as if during the 70 years between 1952 and 2022 idk maybe could there have been possibly some kind of ?targeted? ?effort? to … to … idk maybe … over the years … just maybe? to systematically alter the psychology, the culture, the standards at that university?

Naahhhh no way no how what am I thinking —who could even believe , who could even contemplate even the possibility of such a thing …for nary a nanosecond

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