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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Yale Couple Flees Classroom Amid Free Speech Chill

Anti-free speech demonstrators at one of America’s most vaunted universities have claimed a pair of scalps – a husband-wife duo who say teaching is too much trouble in a campus climate “not conducive to civil dialogue.”

Yale University professors Nicholas and Erika Christakis, who both have always gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews from students, said they have had enough, after an email she sent sparked a campus-wide controversy that soon pulled him in.

“I have great respect and affection for my students, but I worry that the current climate at Yale is not, in my view, conducive to the civil dialogue and open inquiry required to solve our urgent societal problems,” she said in an email to The Washington Post.

The affair began in October, when Erika Christakis, a psychology professor and associate master at the school’s Silliman College, one of a dozen residential communities, sent out an email defending the right of students to wear costumes which may be “culturally appropriating.” That spurred outrage and led to one student confronting Nicholas Christakis on the campus quad and berating him in a shocking episode that was caught on video that soon went viral.

The video showed Nicholas Christakis, a physician and professor of social and natural science, calmly trying to reason with a student who was screaming at him for not keeping students “safe,” as others snapped their fingers in a trendy sign of approval.

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Anonymous said...

Too many whiney ass soccer trophy recipients on campus today.

Anonymous said...

reaping what's be sown

dogg said...

The liberals really think they own the place. Sadly, if we keep going in this direction, they will .... and it wont be worth owning. In a perfect world, I would hate Trump, but this is the exact reason why he is so popular. This country is so tilted towards teh me generation. Take take and take some more. Unfortunately it will take someone like Trump to get into office and kick some of these liberals in the a$$ (not sure I can say that..sorry joe) Thanks Obozo for raising some liberal jackholes who think their opinion is good for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Arguing with a group that is using their 1st Amendment right to demonstrate and speak against the 1st Amendment is like going into a battle of wits with an unarmed man!

They can't understand that they have already lost the fight!

Yes, these Professors need to move to a college that has real Students in attendance.

Anonymous said...

He will get the last laugh just wait till they want get a job and have to pay all them student loans.