Suzanne Nossel Writes Op-Ed on University Unrest

Former Skadden fellow Suzanne Nossel ('97) wrote an op-ed for The New York Times about recent unrest at Yale University and the University of Missouri ("Who Is Entitled to Be Heard?" Nov. 12). "Some student rights advocates seem convinced that their needs and safety can be assured only by restricting speech," the article said. "Among defenders of free speech ... the students' outbursts are met with dumbfounded incomprehension, laced with ridicule." Suzanne continued, "Instead of insisting that individual rights not be subordinated to the ethic of the community, advocates need to explain how free speech can fortify that ethic .... but they also need to be vigilant ... when speech crosses into threats or harassment."