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U.S. Universities Fear A Violent 2018

Campus Violence

After a year marked by campus confrontations between white nationalists and anti-fascist extremists, university administrators are preparing for a combative and potentially violent 2018 by beefing up security and examining the boundaries of their own commitment to free speech.

Administrators at many campuses told POLITICO that they are struggling to balance their commitment to free speech with campus safety, as white nationalists and left-wing provocateurs vow to continue the types of confrontations that have led to violence in Berkeley, California, and Charlottesville, Virginia.