Universities struggle with disruptive protests

The nation’s universities are taking a less tolerant view of disruptive protests and are suspending or expelling students. The schools are reacting to criticism by conservative alums and donors but also are moved by the realization that protests are so disruptive that they have a negative effect on learning. Administrators are clamping down in the face of criticism that their role is to foster debate no matter how contrary it gets. (The New York Times, April 18, 2024, by Jeremy W. Peters)

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