Tuesday, January 29, 2019

New UT system Chancellor just said...WHAT...about free speech?!?

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,"
1 Peter 1:3

[Note: Learn more about the Chicago Statement on Free Expression on university campuses here.]

Chancellor Milliken spoke with the Trib last week; we weren't expecting this:
During audience questions, biochemistry senior Saurabh Sharma, chairman of UT’s Young Conservatives of Texas chapter, asked Milliken about potential changes to the UT System’s free speech policy. Milliken said he was considering adopting a policy like the Chicago statement, a set of principles that condemn restrictions of all speech on college campuses.

[Note: Emphasis added.]
It's a good thing we weren't drinking anything as we read that; if we had been, we would have probably spit it out.

But...yes...thank you.

Obviously, their follow through and implementation will need to be monitored.  But for the system Chancellor to endorse this position is unimaginably HUGE!!!  We'll see what happens.

Good deal.

Bottom Line:  Time will tell whether the new management is different from the old management, but this is an undeniably good start....

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