Commentary: Students Deserve Institutional Neutrality from Universities | Opinion

June 26, 2023 1 min read

Matthew Wilson
Newsweek

Excerpt: Imagine walking into your first day of class and finding out that your beliefs have been officially condemned by the academic department offering the course. Pick the hot-button topic: abortion, affirmative action, marriage and sexual morality, transgender identity, Israel—university authorities have publicly decreed that your particular viewpoint is incompatible with the department's values.

Sound less than ideal? It should. But such breaches of institutional neutrality are playing out at colleges and universities across the country, including at nonsectarian universities that advertise themselves as forums for the free and fair exchange of ideas.

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