Conversation Continues At Middlebury Over Free Speech On Campus

Jan 12, 2018

Middlebury College has been at the center of some fierce debates over speech and diversity on campus this past year. Back in March, Charles Murray - a social scientist whose ideas are viewed by many as racist - was shouted down on campus, and a violent confrontation followed his talk. The incident focused national attention on the college.

This week, the college joined with a national group that promotes free expression to host a discussion that addresses that issue head-on. 

PEN America Executive Director Suzanne Nossel was the moderator, and she spoke to Vermont Edition before the discussion.

Broadcast Thursday, Jan. 11 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.