MLA President Supports Freedom of Expression at Brooklyn College

In response to the New York City Council’s pressure on Brooklyn College to rescind an invitation to a speaker the council considered controversial, Marianne Hirsch, the 2013–14 president of the MLA, wrote to Karen Gould, the president of Brooklyn College. Hirsch affirmed her support for the college’s “efforts to uphold the principles of freedom of expression and debate.” The full message is available on the From the President site.

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morton paley

As I understand it, the issue is whether the university may sponsor a program on a controversial
subject in which only one side is represented. Of course it May!

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