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A Campus Welcomes Conservatives

from The Wall Street Journal,

President Bruce Benson embraced true diversity at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Mr. Benson became president amid a sea of troubles after the 2007 financial collapse. The ensuing recession led the state to cut funding for the university system by about 35%. A successful businessman and one time head of the Colorado GOP, Mr. Benson didn’t limit himself to the traditional fundraising role of university presidents. He also made achieving viewpoint diversity a priority.

It’s one thing to admit privately, as many college administrators do, that liberal faculties and the rigid conventions of academic hiring often combine to create a campus culture that is hostile to conservative viewpoints. It is another to devise a practical remedy. Mr. Benson pressed CU Boulder to come up with a solution.

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