The crenellated ivory tower
Got this in the email regarding an incident at Columbia University.
On October 4, 2006 the founder of the Minuteman Project was assaulted moments after he began speaking. Students stormed the stage, brandishing a banner, as a further wave of student protesters rushed the speaker in a pre-meditated and coordinated attack. Within moments, the entire room erupted with the speaker's entourage rushing to protect him while Columbia Public Safety stood idly by. After fifteen chaotic minutes, the limited security presence finally gained control and terminated the event.
A Youtube video showing the incident is included below.
Calm, reasoned, academic discourse ain't what it used to be.