Chronicle of Higher Education
| by Bianca Quilantan

Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon was quoted extensively in a Chronicle of Higher Education article titled “After a Comedian Makes an Off-Color Joke, Loyola Chicago Silences His Mic,” referring to an incident with comedian Hannibal Buress, who reportedly broke his contract with Loyola. “By telling jokes about difficult subjects,” Hanlon told the Chronicle, “comedians often illuminate a problem.” Hanlon says it’s hard to see this as a free-speech issue, “but is more an issue of institutional culture and values taking precedence over a performance objective.”

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