“From time to time instances will arise in which the society, or segments of it, threaten the very mission of the university and its values of free inquiry. In such a crisis, it becomes the obligation of the university as an institution to oppose such measures and actively to defend its interests and its values.”

—Report on the University’s Role in Social and Political Action, the Kalven Committee, November 11, 1967

If you are a member of the University of Chicago, please consider adding your name to this petition in favor of action to protect undocumented students:

On a day when it has been announced that posters containing Nazi imagery were found on campus, I take heart in the 1773 people and counting who have signed their names to this invocation of justice.


everythingJ. Scappettone