You would think that students who physically attacked and injured a professor, leaving her in a neck brace, would have to face punishment more severe than merely being chastised verbally or in writing, but that’s not the case at Middlebury College in Vermont.
On March 2, hundreds of protesters railed against libertarian political scientist Dr. Charles Murray, who was unable to deliver his lecture as planned. After the event, protesters surrounded the vehicle containing Murray and Allison Stanger, a professor of international politics and economics at Middlebury;
As Stanger wrote in The New York Times:
Most of the hatred was focused on Dr. Murray, but when I took his right arm to shield him and to make sure we stayed together, the crowd turned on me. Someone pulled my hair, while others were shoving me. I feared for my life. Once we got into the car, protesters climbed on it, hitting the windows and rocking the vehicle whenever we stopped to avoid harming them. I am still wearing a neck brace, and spent a week in a dark room to recover from a concussion caused by the whiplash.
So what was the upshot of the violence for the protesters? Try this:
It’s revolting that a university would only issue a slap on the wrist, (and a verbal or written one at that) for students who participate in violent acts.