Melinda Henneberger

Melinda Henneberger

Melinda Henneberger: Notre Dame shuts down diverse views by rejecting Trump and protesting Pence

The University of Notre Dame gave into pressure from a student petition declaring President Donald Trump “unfit to set foot on our campus.” Now a student there has suggested that she will feel “unsafe” during Vice President Mike Pence’s visit. The school sent a terrible message when the university’s president indulged students’ preference to only hear from those with whom they already agree.

Melinda Henneberger

Melinda Henneberger: Mixed messages on discrimination

A sickening 44 percent of Jewish community centers in the United States — 66 of 148 — have reported receiving bomb threats in 2017, and at the University of Missouri, two young men were arrested this week after a third student reported that they’d been harassing him with anti-Semitic notes and comments since August. The interim chancellor, Hank Foley, has said that the accused could be expelled and that such discriminatory behavior “simply will not be tolerated.” But that same day, Missouri lawmakers were sending a different message.