According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, older alumni at many large universities are now beginning to push back against new, far-left speech codes by withholding much sought after donations.
The older alumni, especially ones that include politically moderate or conservative conservative men, have not only begun to withhold their funds but also have begun to found dissident political groups on campus, such as the ‘Cornell Free Speech Alliance.’
Why it Matters: Colleges and Universities have, in recent years, become a major flashpoint in the new culture war between woke left wing activists and conservatives and moderates who favor free speech on campus.
What People are Saying:
i've never seen a newspaper admit so openly that the entire panic over free speech on campus is driven by a handful of conservative donors who throw million dollar checks around pic.twitter.com/GpNJqyFwO6
— lauren (@ActNormalOrElse) December 1, 2021
Alumni push back against ‘intellectual monocultures’ a
Poll found 66% of students said it is acceptable to shout down a speaker to prevent him from speaking on campus and 23% say it is acceptable to use violence to stop a campus speech. https://t.co/uYsmmMEWCR @WSJ
— Debra J. Saunders (@debrajsaunders) November 30, 2021