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FREE SPEECH FTW
Life—and free speech—will find a way.
National Review has the scoop on a secret Facebook group where college students are allowed to express themselves freely. This is no safe space. In an increasingly censorious world where school administrators are erasing names and banning words that are just too problematic, it's refreshing to hear about college students who want to be challenged with ideas they may or may not agree with.
At Brown University, in Providence, R.I., there is a secret forum in which students may discuss potentially controversial issues freely. Let me say that again: At Brown, there is a secret forum in which students may discuss potentially controversial issues — or anything they want — freely.
Yes, there is an underground group whose purpose is to allow kids to say what they ought to be free to say above ground.
National Review: Underground at Brown
IS GOOGLE RACING AHEAD IN THE SELF-DRIVING CAR GAME?
The world's biggest search engine and quiet buyer of many robotics companies is also attempting to take over the world on the autonomous vehicle front. In the latest development, Google has been granted a patent for technology "notifying a pedestrian of the intent of a self-driving vehicle" ... basically, letting the self-driving car communicate with people for safety reasons. Theoretically, a self-driving car with a green light could notice a pedestrian about to cross the road and signal with a stop sign as a warning.
From the patent:
BREAKING: COLLEGE ADMIN REALIZES NOT EVERYONE SHARES THE SAME VIEWS
An administrator at Dartmouth College has apologized for saying conservatives are "not very nice" ... noting in her apology that she has discovered that "not everyone agrees" with the campus protests.
“Part of my job is to listen to every student,” she wrote. “Through listening, I now know that not everyone agreed with the tactics deployed by those protesting.”
That must've been a shock.
Campus Reform reported:
“There’s a whole conservative world out there that’s not very nice,” Vice Provost for Student Affairs Inge-Lise Ameer told demonstrators last week, having previously expressed unmitigated support for their protest, which she deemed a “wonderful, beautiful thing.”
Ameer has since issued an "unequivocal apology" for her remarks in a letter to the editor of The Dartmouth. But the interesting point to this story is not that she was forced to rescind her comments but that a college administrator would actually be surprised that more than one perspective is present on campus.
A few more bites:
"Technological progress in every field means your life should be dramatically better than ours today.
We will do our part to make this happen, not only because we love you, but also because we have a moral responsibility to all children in the next generation." - Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan in a letter to their daughter, Max, explaining why they are donating 99 percent of their Facebook shares
“Just with respect to my successor, let me first of all say that I’m anticipating a Democrat succeeding me. I’m confident in the wisdom of the American people on that front." - President Obama, via Politico
“Should I be elected president, I would have my vice president — I think she will be a great partner." - Jeb Bush gets "a little less gender-specific" while talking his potential VP pick this week in Iowa, via The Hill