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March 9, 2017
Editor's note: A statement has been posted from concerned Divinity School faculty in response to our publication of the February 16th column by Professor Rachel Fulton Brown and its follow-up, "A Packet for Rache

Author: Erika Tritle
March 9, 2017
We write as concerned Divinity School Faculty in the wake of Professor Rachel Fulton Brown’s column on Milo Yiannopoulos, published in Sightings on February 16, 2017, to lay out our shared vision of the values underpinning our scholarly community.
March 2, 2017
Of the many misleading statements made by Rachel Fulton Brown, one that struck me as a Berkeley local and indeed a veteran of the Free Speech Movement of 1964 was her representation of the anti-Milo student protesters. They were, she implies, happily on the side of the black-clad paramilitary unit that stormed the place and caused the police, justifiably, to cancel the event.
March 2, 2017
Professor Rachel Fulton Brown’s February 16th Sightings piece was about freedom of speech, the place of Christianity in Western culture supposedly championed by Milo Yiannopoulos, and the seeming inability of students to make normative judgments.
March 2, 2017
In the first novella of Boccaccio’s 14th-century Decameron, Panfilo tells the story of Ciappelletto, the worst man ever to live (including his impressive catalogue of vice), who spins his final confession into a rhetorical masterpiece narrating his own superlative virtue.
March 2, 2017
On February 16th, 2017, Sightings published an article entitled “Why Milo Scares Students, and Faculty Even More,” by University of Chicago professor Rachel Fulton Brown. In the piece Fulton Brown theorizes about the discomfort that Milo Yiannopoulos, the then-rising star of the far right’s pyrotechnics show, inspires in many students and faculty at American universities.
February 27, 2017
Headlines in the Detroit Free Press, which reached us recently via USA Today, and the Chicago Sun-Times, from the second-to-last day of last year, were wake-up alarms alerting readers to

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