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As School Year Starts, Washington’s Evergreen Among Colleges Working to Balance Free Speech, Safety

 The hate mail was specific, and it threatened violence.

I know where you live, read one email to one professor. To a student: I know what dorm room you live in. One letter was even mailed directly to the college president’s home.

Five months ago, The Evergreen State College was in the crosshairs of a spate of national political anger triggered by student protests. The students confronted a professor after he raised objections to an event designed to promote racial equity, but which he believed was oppressive.