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Student Newspapers Face Increasing Censorship From University Administrators

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/2/2016 at 12:00pm
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It is amazing that America’s institutions of higher education have so many issues with free speech.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Student Press Under Pressure

Student news organizations face threats...

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Justice Scalia on Why Americans Can Burn the Flag

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30am 11/30/2016 at 7:30am
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Trump’s recent comments about criminalizing the burning of the American flag have anyone who’s read the constitution and appreciates the latitudes protected by first amendment agitated.

Several years ago, Piers Morgan interviewed Justice Scalia who explained why we are able to burn the flag.

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Student Leaders at Tufts Reject Free Speech Measure as ‘Unsafe’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 9:00am 11/29/2016 at 9:00am
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The whole “I don’t feel safe” thing is obviously sometimes just a ruse. Not safe equals things that progressives don’t like.

The College Fix reports:

Tufts U. student leaders reject free speech measure, call it ‘unsafe’

A sweeping free speech resolution has been rejected by Tufts University’s student government, whose members called the effort...

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“Why I was arrested and thrown in jail by George Mason U. police”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10:00am 11/21/2016 at 10:00am
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Oleg Atbashian is the creator of the satirical political website The People’s Cube, which eventually spawned the satirical political website iOwnTheWorld.

Atbashian was born in the former Soviet Union and knows the evils of censorship and unchecked government power all too well. As we mentioned in a recent post, he was arrested...

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NYU Reinstates Prof Placed on Leave for Defying Political Correctness

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:30am 11/15/2016 at 11:30am
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New York University Professor Michael Rectenwald was suspended two weeks ago for a Twitter account he ran which repudiated political correctness. Legal Insurrection readers know that’s a form of heresy on college campuses today.

He has now been reinstated and with a raise in pay. FOX News

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Diversity Police Try to Oust Providence College Prof For Heresy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/7/2016 at 5:30pm
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Providence College is a Catholic school and for many years had a reputation for being a conservative institution. All that has changed under onslaught from Social Justice Warriors.

When Literature professor Anthony Esolen recently wrote some op-eds questioning the way racial segmentation through diversity initiatives were implemented, and how it was undermining...

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Kansas State Tells Students They Don’t Have Right to Not Be Offended

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 4:30pm 10/29/2016 at 4:30pm
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This is the message every single college and university should be sending to all of their students. Anyone who can’t handle it shouldn’t be in college.

Campus Reform reports:

K-State tells students they have ‘no right to not be offended’

Bucking the free-speech zone trend, Kansas State University is telling students they are legally...

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University of Denver Places Content Restrictions on Free Speech Wall

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00am 10/29/2016 at 8:00am
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The University of Denver has a free speech wall on campus but the school is now restricting what can be written on it. You couldn’t make this up.

The College Fix reports:

Content restrictions placed on university’s free speech w...

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Colleges Cancel Milo Yiannopoulos Appearances

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:30am 10/25/2016 at 7:30am
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Colleges have found numerous excuses to cancel Milo’s events but the most common is security concerns. Social justice warriors want to silence him and colleges are folding to the pressure.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Inflammatory and Turned Away

Milo Yiannopoulos may be best known for publishing alt-right crusades against feminism and liberal ideologies on...

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Pro-Life Poster Banned at (Catholic) DePaul University

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 24, 2016 at 8:00am 10/24/2016 at 8:00am
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Catholic schools sure have changed. At DePaul University, a poster proclaiming “Unborn Lives Matter” has been banned. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone, would we?

Zip Dialog blog reports:

DePaul, Where Free Speech Comes to Die. They have already banned chalk! Now, they ban a poster. See if you can guess why!

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Author’s criticism of woman conforming to religious dress codes leads to censorship by Columbia U. Radio

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 8:00am 10/23/2016 at 8:00am
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If you read the story below, something doesn’t add up. At one point it says the author cancelled the appearance but then it says a student producer cancelled it. Either way, the reason won’t surprise you.

From the National Coalition Against Censorship (emphasis added):

After Censorship Request, Author Cancels Reading on Columbia...

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Tufts Student Treated Horribly by Classmates for Launching Free Speech Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2016 at 9:00am 10/21/2016 at 9:00am
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It’s amazing that a student could be harassed by others for something as simple as promoting free speech.

The College Fix reports:

Student attacked by enraged peers upset at his ‘racist white cis male’ free speech campaign

A Tufts University sophomore who recently proposed a sweeping free speech resolution to the campus community has...

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Transgender Activists Disrupt Free Speech Rally at U. Toronto

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00am 10/18/2016 at 7:00am
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A professor at the University of Toronto recently spoke out against the use of genderless pronouns like “ze,” angering left wing students in the process.

People held a rally on campus to defend the professor and free speech, but campus activists showed up and intimidated people. They also used a “white noise” machine...

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Recent Harvard Law Grad argues term “defamation” is “deeply sexist, racist, and whorephobic”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 8:30am 10/16/2016 at 8:30am
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Let’s face it, this is where the left is ultimately headed with policies like speech codes, microaggressions and trigger warnings. Changing the language as a political tool.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

HLS Graduate Explores Discriminatory History Of Popularly Cited Legal Terms

Kendra K. Albert, an affiliate of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet &...

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Recent Brown U grad: Social justice warriors ‘eager’ to silence opposing speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 1:00pm 10/13/2016 at 1:00pm
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Starting this month, Brown University is hosting a lecture series on the importance of freedom of expression. Anyone who has been following news out of Rhode Island’s only Ivy League school for the last few years will appreciate the richness of that.

A Brown alum named Rob Montz described the situation in...

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James Madison U. Gives Students Seven Page Guide to Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 1:30pm 10/5/2016 at 1:30pm
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If you need seven pages to describe which types of speech qualify as free speech, aren’t you sending a mixed message? George Orwell would be proud.

The College Fix reports:

University distributes seven-page speech guide

’35 dumb things well-intended people say’ list passed out to James Madison University student orientation leaders

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Syracuse U Pro-BDS Faculty Issue Call to ‘Resist’ Events Co-hosted with Israeli Institutions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/4/2016 at 4:00pm
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Last month, Syracuse University (SU) made headlines when a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department dis-invited an award-winning Israeli NYU Professor and filmmaker from a campus event out of fear of offending the political sensibilities of her BDS-supporting colleagues (see our prior posts covering the story).

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