Pritzker prompted to state his stance on Northwestern's Schapiro
J.B. Pritzker can tell Illinoisans a lot about whether he deserves to be their next governor by taking a stance on Northwestern University (NU) President Morton Schapiro, Wirepoints founder Mark Glennon says on his website.
Pritzker sits on the board of trustees for NU but has yet to declare a position on Schapiro’s increasingly controversial take on free speech issues on campus.
According to Glennon, Schapiro declared that those who question campus safe spaces, trigger warnings or microaggressions are “idiots” and “lunatics.” Previously, Schapiro gave into pressure from liberal faculty members who were against the appointment of Karl Eikenberry as executive director of the school’s new global studies institute due to his background as a three-star Army general.
“I know J.B. Pritzker quite well through work in the venture capital community," Glennon wrote. "I like him a lot, though our politics differ. His efforts have been instrumental in making Chicago’s tech sector the success it is. He and his family have long been exceptionally philanthropic in many areas. What I don’t know, however, is how far left he is — whether he has joined the intolerant left now dangerously ascending across the country, particularly on campuses. He has been dead silent on the controversy so far.”
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