Thorny Exchanges on Campus Can Hold Educational Value

Chitose Suzuki, N.Y. Daily News

A protester against stop-and-frisk tactics joins others at Brown U. to halt a lecture by Raymond Kelly, police commissioner of New York City.
January 20, 2014

Politically charged ideas are a mainstay on many campuses. So is the controversy they provoke.

When handled poorly, such incidents trace a familiar arc: Initial expression begets umbrage, which spurs real or perceived overreaction, followed by vows…

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