A Concerned Citizen Responds on Campus Protests

Citizen Co-founder Larry Platt’s column last week on the Penn protests sparked a lot of reaction. Here, one reader’s email in response, and their subsequent civil back and forth

By A Concerned Citizen and Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Michael Smerconish on His Commencement Cancellation

Protesters pressured Dickinson College to cancel the local Sirius and CNN talk show host’s commencement address to graduates. Here, he responds

By Michael Smerconish

Free Speech … or Pro-Terrorist?

Professors and local pols like progressive Councilmembers Gauthier, Brooks and O’Rourke say they want to support Penn students’ rights to peaceful protest. But does their support of Gaza encampments turn a moral blind eye?

By Larry Platt

Everyone Has Much to Learn about Israel and Gaza

During Passover week a longtime university president reflects on antisemitism and threats to free speech on campus

By Elaine Maimon

The War in University City

While student protestors and bullying Trustees at Penn continue shedding far more heat than light, there’s a different story at neighbor Drexel. Why?

By Larry Platt

Where is the Moral Clarity?

Neither Penn’s president nor her Congressional interrogators demonstrated the fundamental principle in House hearings about antisemitism on campus, a longtime university president laments

By Elaine Maimon

Choosing College In Fraught Times

As high school seniors approach college decision time, a longtime university president offers guidelines for picking schools that value respect, freedom and choice

By Elaine Maimon

Listen: Free Speech Matters. Still.

This Constitution Day, a long-time university president invites Philadelphians to explore the Bill of Rights, starting with the oft-battered, but still standing First Amendment

By Elaine Maimon