California College SCHOOLS Berkeley On How To Handle Student Protests

BERKELEY, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 2: A protester sets trash on fire at Sproul Hall in Berkeley, California, United States on February 2, 2017. Protesters prevent Milo Yiannopoulous, known as a conservative author and an activist supporting republicans, from delivering a speech during an activity organized at Sproul Hall of University of California, Berkeley. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Colleges across the nation are seeing students protest speakers with whom they do not principally agree.

Ann Coulter and Ben Shapiro are two speakers with whom Berkeley students have successfully canceled speaking engagements with, getting little to no reaction from administrative officials.

One California college however is beginning to fight back against the students denying opportunities from their other students.

Per Bizpac Review:

Sanity is returning to at least one US college which decided to take a stand against leftist students.

Claremont McKenna College proved it was not going to cave in to snowflakes on campus and disciplined several students for blocking an audience from hearing author Heather Mac Donald in April.

The school challenged protesters who were violating several institutional policies:

The California college announced disciplinary measures against seven students for their part in the blockade to prevent Mac Donald from speaking because they disagreed with her pro-police views.

In a statement, Claremont McKenna said:

On the evening of April 6, a group of approximately 170 individuals from the Claremont Colleges and others outside our community organized, led, and executed a blockade of the Athenaeum and the Kravis Center. They breached the perimeter safety and security fence and campus safety line, and established human barriers to entrances and exits. These actions deprived many of the opportunity to gather, hear the speaker, and engage with questions and comments.

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The blockade breached institutional values of freedom of expression and assembly. Furthermore, this action violated policies of both the College and The Claremont Colleges that prohibit material disruption of college programs and created unsafe conditions in disregard of state law.

Several students are facing immediate educational suspensions:

Three of the students disciplined received one-year suspensions, two received one-semester suspensions and the other two were put on conduct probation. Deans at other Claremont campuses were given the violations evidence of their students and asked to review the information. The on-campus privileges to four non-CMC students who were part of the mob were also suspended.

Mac Donald was unable to deliver her speech in person in April amid the blockade by those who called her pro-police anti- Black Lives Matter stance racist. She ended up live-streaming her talk after the protesters robbed her of her right to free speech – as well as the rights of those students who wanted to her Mac Donald.

Other colleges could take note of the response by the California college:

And while the college did not deny the protesting students had a right to exercise their own free speech, they noted the students violated college policy which prohibits disturbing or hindering normal functions at the institution.

Hopefully Claremont McKenna’s strong actions send a clear warning to snowflakes who wish to shut down any discourse they disagree with in the future. Maybe other US colleges overrun by leftists will also get the message.


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