President Eisgruber ’83 announced the creation of a committee to study the rights and responsibilities of faculty members and students within classroom settings, as well as best practices in the teaching of CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECTS. Eisgruber also said at the April 2 faculty meeting that a letter had been sent to all undergraduates and graduate students about the University’s rules on peaceful dissent and protests and the potential penalties for violators of those rules.

Faculty members have expressed concern about a pair of incidents in the spring semester — an incident in a class on hate speech that led to the professor canceling the course, and a demonstration by grad students in East Pyne Hall.