In today’s Chicago Sun-Times, there’s an interesting Nat Hentoff column on campus diversity. His argument basically is that freedom of inquiry and diversity of thought should be considered one of the things for which students pay tuition, and without that freedom of inquiry and diversity of thought, are they really getting good value for money? In reference to a recent controversy in the University of Montana law school, Hentoff asks
In that university enclave of heavily weighted intellectual bias, shouldn’t the students have the right to an exchange of views on the faculty?
Doesn’t their tuition cover their right to have that diversity?
That’s a good question.