Hamline University's President, Dr. Fayneese Miller, has announced her retirement, effective next year, amid controversy surrounding a fired adjunct professor. The professor showed students a painting that depicted the prophet Muhammed, which offended Muslims in the Hamline Community.
Miller fired the professor -- it's unclear what more she could have done. Regardless, woke activists made her a target.
The controversy over Miller's handling of the incident has highlighted the growing trend of left-wing students attempting to silence voices that they disagree with on college campuses across the country. Instead of promoting diversity of thought and free speech, left-wing students attempt to impose their narrow ideological views on the university community.
This trend is particularly troubling in light of recent incidents of cancel culture, which has resulted in the silencing of dissenting voices and the stifling of free speech and academic freedom.
The decision by Miller to retire in the face of left-wing pressure sets a dangerous precedent and undermines the university's commitment to free speech and diversity of thought. It is essential that universities across the country stand up to left-wing pressure and protect the fundamental principles of academic freedom and free speech. Only by doing so can we ensure that our universities remain a place where all voices are heard and the pursuit of truth and knowledge can flourish.