President's blog: Unrest on college campuses

April 21, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In his latest blog post, Penn State President Eric Barron discusses recent protests that have been taking place on campuses across the country and the roles of both free speech and respect when it comes to broaching difficult topics.

Barron explores stereotypes and assumptions, his own experiences and what he has learned from other people.

"It is my preference to argue for civility while simultaneously preserving the fundamental right of free speech," Barron writes in "Digging Deeper." 

Barron is also sharing responses he received to a recent post, "Students Under Stress." To read that and other past posts, visit

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