Professor Hurt In Melee Faults Some Faculty Members

Oct 27, 2017

A Vermont college professor injured in a melee following the campus appearance of an author who co-wrote a book discussing racial differences in intelligence says some faculty members were more to blame for the violence than the students.

Middlebury College professor Allison Stanger made the comments while being interviewed for the C-Span show "Q&A," which is due to be broadcast on Sunday.

Stanger was injured in March after protesters shouted down guest speaker Charles Murray, a social scientist who critics say used pseudoscience to link intelligence to race in the 1994 book "The Bell Curve." Protesters surrounded Stanger and Murray. Stanger was treated for a neck injury and a concussion.

Stanger says some faculty members have apologized. She says shutting down speech invites violence.

The college has declined to comment.

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