Charles Murray

No criminal charges for protesters at Middlebury College

Local police said they didn’t have evidence to charge people they could identify and that they didn’t know the names of others. But they agreed with the college: Many weren’t students.

John Klar: Free speech — left and right

The problem here is enormous: When college students don’t understand the Bill of Rights, and violate the principles thereof, they threaten us all.

Discipline process grinds on for Middlebury protesters

Students say it has been confusing and stressful. The college won’t comment on the specifics until after the sanctions process is complete.

Don Keelan: Middlebury College’s black eye

Where was the outrage by the Middlebury faculty of the students’ behavior?

Bill Schubart: Middlebury student mob and free speech

Being exposed to ideas one finds ethically or intellectually flawed is intrinsic to learning.

Gwendolyn Hallsmith: Learning from the mistakes made at Middlebury

Demonizing the other side is another form of more subtle violence that makes matters worse.

Professor: ‘I feared for my life’ from overzealous mob

She said protesters’ anger at speaker Charles Murray, while wrongly expressed, was understandable in light of the “ugly” rhetoric from President Trump and its consequences.

Steve May: Vermont’s eugenics history demands public reckoning

Charles Murray’s visit allows us to revisit a dark and largely forgotten chapter of our common history.

McKibben chastises Middlebury protesters for hurting the cause

The activist, a scholar in residence at the college, says those who shouted down speaker Charles Murray appeared to show intolerance and “gave the bad guys a gift.”

Gregory Dennis: Charles Murray, dissent and the indefensible

Shouting down speakers with whom we disagree poisons the public debate, silences dissent and denies the majority a chance to hear speakers with varying points of view.

Erica Robinson: A Middlebury fail

It was Middlebury College’s responsibility to draw a line on behalf of its students of color and it failed spectacularly.

Deb Bucknam: Unequal application of constitutional protections

The same leaders who were so quick to defend the rights of immigrants have been silent about the violations of constitutional rights and academic freedom for Charles Murray.

Tom Koch: What have we come to?

The idea of silencing speakers with an opposing view is antithetical to all that I learned as a political science major at Middlebury.

College: Discipline will follow probe of speech protest

The Middlebury president promised an independent investigation. Police also will look into allegations that a protester injured a professor.