Middlebury engages in soul-searching after speech is shouted down and professor is attacked

When Murray couldn’t speak, the college moved him and Stanger to another location to livestream a discussion. But after that event, some of the protesters surrounded them as they were leaving. Some shoved Stanger and yanked her hair with such force that she needed to wear a neck brace the next day.

That a professor was physically attacked has added to the soul-searching at Middlebury. Stanger, politically liberal and far from Murray on most issues, agreed to a student request to moderate the question period because, she wrote, she wanted to encourage students, and looked forward to a good debate.

Middlebury engages in soul-searching after speech is shouted down and professor is attacked

There is nothing liberal about intolerance. And certainly nothing liberal about violence and intimation against those who encourage debate between parties who disagree,

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