Administrative bloat killing college dreams

Harvey Silverglate
Boston Herald

Excerpt: Re-balancing our campuses would have beneficial effects well beyond economics. It would also massively reduce the number of student disciplinary cases that plague our college students who walk on eggshells for four years, lest they violate – frequently unknowingly – some subjective campus rule prohibiting speech that would be fully protected off-campus. Whereas “hate speech” is protected by the First Amendment in the greater society, on a non-public college campus, the First Amendment simply does not apply. Hence, it is a violation for a student to say something to a fellow student that some bureaucrat deems “demeaning” or “hateful.”