What happened?

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Yale College Dean Burgwell Howard asked Halloween-goers to be sensitive to the cultural implications of their costumes.

Two faculty members criticized this email saying students had a write to express themselves.


The original email is here and the email response from Erika Christakis is here where she writes:

“American universities were once a safe space not only for maturation but also for a certain regressive, or even transgressive, experience; increasingly, it seems, they have become places of censure and prohibition,” she wrote. “And the censure and prohibition come from above, not from yourselves! Are we all okay with this transfer of power?”