We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
They don't frame it that way, of course. Officially, they are committed to a diversity of opinion. But some opinions are not to be encouraged in any way. Not only do they not want their students to think these are legitimate points of view, they don't want the speakers and their supporters to think so either. They believe th at educating students - their main job, for which some are paid handsomely and all have built their careers on, is less important than the great public service of discouraging some dangerous ideas, which is a side job.
The students will only encounter differing views under the direction of experts, the priesthood. If we let them listen to people speaking on their own, they might encounter a persuasive person, who would mislead them.
This is a customer-driven decision. Some of the students support this idea that the main point is to tell those other people how bad they are, and if the school doesn't do that, they will complain. Bad for business. It's the mild version off soviet denunciations.
Assistant Village Idiot