Editorial: New chancellor's free speech commitment has Pitt in good company

August 22, 2023 1 min read

Editorial Board
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Excerpt: Incoming University of Pittsburgh chancellor Joan Gabel has set an encouraging tone early in her tenure by associating herself, and the university, with the Campus Call for Free Expression. The culture of fear and distrust that has come to dominate American political life can only be overcome by learning to speak one’s principles boldly and to listen to others generously.

That’s the vision of College Presidents for Civic Preparedness, a consortium Ms. Gabel has joined, alongside 14 other academic leaders from institutions such as Duke University, Cornell University and the University of Notre Dame.

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