Forced to hand its oversight over ‘to an administrative apparatchik’
The director of Saint Vincent College’s Center for Political and Economic Thought said he is concerned a new pre-approval policy for guest lectures will harm the academic freedom and free discourse the program has enjoyed for many years.
Brad Watson, who leads the center and is also a political science professor at the private, Pennsylvania-based school, said in an email to The College Fix that the center “is one of the oldest and most renowned collegiate centers of its kind in the nation.”
He said it has “long organized major scholarly events that feature arguments contrary to the overwhelmingly progressive orthodoxy that dominates college campuses.”
“Many people believe the new speaker policy, and the assertion of administrative control, will in effect destroy the Center and silence its unique voice,” he said via email.
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