I appreciated your article in the October 4 issue, “A barrier to bias in the classroom,” and I think that it speaks to the heightened emotions on all sides during this 2016 election season.

I’ve been on the receiving end of this heightened emotion, in the form of stolen yard signs for political candidates, the last two nights in a row.

I live near campus, on a street with a lot of foot traffic from students, staff, and faculty and I wish to make a plea in this election season to respect the rights of free, open, and vocal expression that we all enjoy outside the classroom.