Is free speech is threatened on campus? We premiere mini-documentary Silence U Part 2: What Has Yale Become? and discuss it with filmmaker Rob Montz, comedian Jenny Yang of MTV’s #BeyondTheWall, and UCLA undergrad comedian Nathan Mosher.
00:00 Episode Intro
01:00 Stage Intro
02:45 Toby Muresianu Standup
07:48 Jenny Yang Standup
14:25 Nathan Mosher Standup
20:54 Panel Discussion
21:54 Is free speech threatened at colleges?
23:55 Role of class in protests
40:00 Why is free speech an important issue even if campus blowups are relatively rare?
42:00 Speakers getting shouted down costs universities money
45:10 Right-wing students also in echo chambers?
46:45 Audience member: Class isn’t the complete explanation for feeling alienated
52:42 Are safe spaces necessary?
54:44 Was it unreasonable to expect discourse in the Silliman courtyard?
56:10 Is Yale’s notion of “home” actually an old concept?