Lawmakers target ‘sanitizing’ of college education

State Rep. Matt Manweller keeps finding new anecdotes to add to a Microsoft Word document he’s titled, “Academic Horror Stories.”

The file contains links to articles about recent controversies at U.S. college campuses, which the Republican from Ellensburg says illustrate a troubling trend: Today’s college students are increasingly being shielded from potentially offensive ideas, he says, at the expense of others’ free speech rights.