Of all the many ideas that constitute our civilization, none is more central or important than the norms of free inquiry. The last place one should entrust these norms for safekeeping and propagation is to a bureaucracy that is dedicated to peace and quiet. Yet today, it is they, not the faculty, who are the true enemies of free speech on campus.
Corruption and corporatism pervade American campuses.
All too often, trustees focus on branding, image, and reputation rather than their academic mission.