“Rape is moral in some cultures”: Day Two

“Morality is subjective,” the man uttered, dismissing me with a wave of his hand and a seemingly bored bespectacled glance. What he lacked in passion was instantly supplied by a throng of students cheering and shouting the equivalent of, “Yeah, … More

Showing Them What They Believe: Day One

“I agree with you. We shouldn’t kill children. I would never do that.” I looked at the spirited protester across a table laden with condoms and signs reading “Pro-Choice is Pro-Life,” waiting for her to continue. After a pause, she … More

Hearing Truth is “Really Hurtful”?

“It’s really hurtful,” Purdue student A.J. Lucky told reporters about something he’d seen recently on campus. To what was he referring? Flyers and chalk messages posted on February 2nd alerting students to the disproportionate rate of black babies aborted. Created … More

“We won’t grow up. And we’ll buy a sidewalk to prove it!”

  Proclamations of major university purchases usually entail an expansion of the marketplace of ideas—a new building for the burgeoning theatre program or vital updates to a medical department. But Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio is set to flip that … More

“You’re doing it all wrong!”

   “Your message is fine, but you’re doing it all wrong!” one student shouted during our recent outreach at Otterbein University. When asked to explain, she declared that showing “shocking photos” is wrong. I asked if she’d seen this summer … More