New York college president made the case for why “a campus is not the place for free speech” in a recent op-ed.

Union College President David R. Harris titled his Inside Higher Edcolumn with that opinion and responded to President Donald Trump’s free speech executive order aiming to deprive schools that censor students of their federal research grant money. Union College is a private institution.

While Harris stated his support for people using their free speech in public areas, he noted that “free speech, in its purest form, is an exercise in what is achieved when a person yells a view and then leaves, after which someone with an opposing perspective does the same.”

The Union College president argued that, in such cases, the speakers “do not grow” and spectators cannot challenge the contradicting claims.