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On WGBH’s Greater Boston Monday, historian David McCullough discussed his new collection of speeches The American Spirit: Who We Are And What We Stand For. McCullough also explained why he and a group of historians are continuing to oppose President Donald Trump.
The issue of free speech reared its ugly head again this week when UC Berkeley cancelled a speech by professional provocateur Ann Coulter. The school said it was a matter of public safety, but Coulter and the group who invited her say it’s an attempt at censorship.
A protest at Vermont’s Middlebury College against conservative author Charlies Murray, who was invited to speak, quickly got out of hand last week—ending with one person in the emergency room. The incident comes weeks after another controversial conservative—former Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos—sparked protests at the University of California at Berkley.
During his first lecture following the election of Donald J. Trump, Boston University Professor of Earth and Environment Cutler Cleveland got an expected question from a student: Did I choose the wrong major?
Thursday’s Republican debate offered candidates another chance to tackle a big issue that’s been monopolized by the Democrats: how to rein in the dauntingly high cost of going to college. In every Democratic debate, the candidates have talked at length about how to grapple with the rising cost of higher education. So where do all the candidates stand on the issue?
As part of our weeklong series on community colleges, "College Material," host of WGBH's Greater Boston Jim Braude weighs in on whether community colleges should be free.