Cardona praises Dartmouth culture in allowing freedom of expression, keeping students safe

President Joe Biden’s education chief praised Dartmouth College’s culture Wednesday for encouraging diverse perspectives and giving students a voice as a way to navigate difficult topics like the the Israel-Hamas war.

“We heard from students there were disagreements in how things were rolled out. But it was done civilly,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona continued. “To me, that just reinforces the fact that culture matters. Culture matters. Student voice matters and freedom of speech and safe campuses are not mutually exclusive.”

Students talked about how the college’s president Sian Leah Beilock sought out student voices upon her arrival.

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