(CampusReform) A conservative columnist was uninvited from speaking at Scripps College after he wrote an editorial claiming that universities have made "victimhood a coveted status" through their handlings of sexual assault cases.
George Will, a nationally syndicated columnist, was originally invited to speak at the college's ninth annual Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program, an event that aims to "bring speakers to campus whose political views differ from the majority of students," according to The Claremont Independent. However, a few months after he wrote a column titled "Colleges become the victims of progressivism," the all-women's college rescinded his invitation.
"Now the codes are begetting the soft censorship of trigger warnings to swaddle students in a 'safe,' 'supportive,' 'unthreatening' environment, intellectual comfort for the intellectually dormant," Will writes in his column.
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