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ERIC Number: EJ787545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Imagining the Future: Cultivating Civility in a Field of Discontent
Gomez, Manuel N.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v40 n2 p10-17 Mar-Apr 2008
One of the most influential presidents of the University of California, Clark Kerr, was fired in 1966 shortly after convincing the Regents to lift the ban on political demonstrations on UC campuses. Despite numerous Supreme Court decisions articulating broad protections for free speech that include public college and university campuses, the battle Kerr fought on behalf of free speech and academic freedom continues to this day. In this article, the author discusses how the University of California, Irvine, with support from the Difficult Dialogues program, has launched a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary initiative, "Imagining the Future," aimed at fostering religious, ethnic, and political tolerance, despite an increasingly politicized campus since 9/11. (Contains 2 online resources and 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California