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Reflection on Current Events

Reflection on Current Events

on Aug 18, 2017 in News

The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have many questioning free speech and the right to assemble, as well as how to hold conversations about contentious subject matters. Here are some articles for further reflection:

Community seeks conversation, reflection in Saturday’s wake (The Daily Progress, Aug. 17, 2017)

Column: Charlottesville protest, attack defining moment in our history (Chicago Tribune, Aug. 17, 2017)

At UVa, a Clash Over Whether to Stand Back or Stand Up (Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 17, 2017)

No, Mr. President, both sides aren’t to blame for Charlottesville – or the Civil War (Washington Post, Aug. 16, 2017)

What U.Va. Students Saw in Charlottesville (The New York Times, Aug. 13, 2017)

When White Supremacists Descend, What Can a College President Do? (Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 12, 2017)

President Sullivan Condemns Demonstration Violence (, Aug. 12, 2017)