Here. As a private school, Stanford has more legal power to restrict free speech than public universities, although this example shows legal power is not always that powerful:
I am writing on behalf of the Linfield Cabinet as officer-in-charge while President Hellie is out. I want to let the Linfield community know that the ASLC (Associated Students of Linfield College) has determined it will not fund Dr. Jordan Peterson’s appearance next week, because stipulations for the event were not met by the requestor, Young Americans for Liberty. Since the authorization parameters were not satisfied, the College will not host the event on April 24th.
Among the stipulations was that the event was to be a private, Linfield College-only event. By his own tweet yesterday, to 107,000 followers, Dr. Peterson indicates he would be “violating more safe spaces soon: Linfield College.” Like-minded supporters from outside our community have responded affirmatively.
Our policy on Anti-Harassment Protection and Academic Freedom states that “anti-harassment policies are not intended to limit the free exchange of opinions or the vigorous debate over ideas.” However, “intimidation, harassment, exploitation, and the use or threat of force are incompatible with the preservation of this freedom.”
Based on the speaker’s own words, this event no longer presents the possibility of academic inquiry within the Linfield community. Our policy is clear: “harassment and intimidation preclude the very possibility for maintaining an atmosphere of academic freedom.” We cannot welcome speakers when the stipulations for their appearances are not met and who intend to violate the safety of our community.
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