Free speech discussed at new NMU speaker series

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Free speech was the topic of discussion at Northern Michigan University Thursday night. Thomas Cushman, a sociology professor and founding director of the Freedom Project at Wellesley College was a guest speaker as a part of NMU's new speaker series. The talk focused on "Who Gets to Speak and What Do They Get to Say". The series was established by NMU English professor Dr. Gabriel Noah Brahm to elevate discourse on campus by fostering tolerance for viewpoint diversity on a range of topics.

“Now a days things can be too narrow at a college campus,” said Dr. Brahm. “You get political correctness going and people don't feel like they get to talk from that side of things. Or then you get very extreme right wing views and people feel intimidated. So we started this on the idea of a kind of center where people can join together and agree to disagree without being disagreeable.”

For more information on NMU's Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom you can visit,

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus