Good luck with that.
Nearly 250 Harvard affiliates signed onto a petition this month calling on the University’s Presidential Search Committee to nominate a candidate who “actively affirms the importance of free speech” on campus.
They did so anonymously. Or at least temporarily anonymously until their names get leaked to a gleeful press.
Signatories of the petition, which was addressed to the search committee and Penny S. Pritzker ’81 — the committee’s leader and the senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation — hid their names from the public, though organizers said names would be disclosed to the committee.
More than 200 students, 31 alums, and 11 faculty members signed the letter, per a copy of the petition viewed by The Crimson.
200 students, 31 alumns and only 11 faculty members. That says it all. Those with careers, especially on campus, are terrified of rocking the boat and defending free speech. MORE