I didn’t agree with the demonstrators on college campuses last week who appeared indifferent to the wanton slaughter of innocent Israelis by Hamas. But the way for university administrators to address this isn’t by constructing blacklists and imposing harsh administrative penalties on the demonstrators. That will solve little, not to mention poison the atmosphere on campuses and foreclose any hope of constructive dialogue by students and faculty on all sides of the controversy.

Nor does it help when wealthy donors and alumni interfere in the affairs of the university, including the present controversy surrounding the events in the Middle East.