In a 2017 study conducted by the Varkey Foundation, researchers found that Generation Z’s opinion on the right to free speech is exceptionally divided. We see the manifestations of this division everyday, both in national debates and on our campus. The UVM Janus Forum looks forward to weighing in on this issue in its Spring 2018 debate, “Yes or No: Should Speech Be Restricted on Campus?” Stay tuned for details.
For some reading on the topic, here are links to two opinion pieces both published in the New York Times. The first, by Ulrich Baer, advocates for some restrictions on speech. The second, by Frank Bruni, advocates for no restrictions on speech.