Emerson says new president must appreciate ‘diverse ideas’ and ‘free expression.’ Its treatment of TPUSA says otherwise.

Graham Piro
Foundation for Individual Rights in Expression

Excerpt: Emerson College’s search for a new president is underway as interim President William Gilligan’s time as leader of the private Boston college winds down. Among the priorities for the new president listed in a prospectus published on the school’s presidential search website is the understanding that “free expression” of ideas is a “non-negotiable” value. As the internet saying goes: Big, if true.  

This requirement hits all the right notes. And if Emerson wants to play to its tune, it can get a head start by ameliorating the college’s reprehensible treatment of the campus chapter of Turning Point USA.