At a time when we face challenges with civil discourse, students at the University of Florida exemplified civility and tolerance this evening. Despite intense disagreement among students over the invited speaker, the event proceeded without disruption. Groups representing all viewpoints had their say outside the venue without incident, while inside the venue audience members showed both their support and their opposition without disruption. We commend that. Their commitment to expressing their passionately held beliefs, while honoring the right of others to do the same without fear or interference, reflects the highest ideals of free speech and of our university.