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Prof. Glenn Reynolds (@instapundit) in the clear – No action by U Tennessee over “run them down” tweet

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 2:25pm 9/27/2016 at 2:25pm
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The University of Tennessee  at Knoxville apparently doesn’t want to take on the leader of the Army of Davids.

We reported the other day that UTK was “investigating” Prof. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit over the tweet suggesting that drivers surrounded by the violent racist mobs of rioters on Charlotee highways “run...

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CSU-Northridge Students Compile List of Offensive Words Like ‘Crazy’ and ‘Stupid’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:30am 9/22/2016 at 11:30am
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Students at California State University Northridge have taken it upon themselves to decide which words are simply to hurtful for the rest of us to use. Wasn’t that nice of them?

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U. Alabama Student Paper: Disinvite Milo Yiannopoulos From Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/21/2016 at 1:00pm
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The editor of the opinion page at the University of Alabama’s student paper “The Crimson White” doesn’t think Milo Yiannopoulos should be allowed to speak on campus.

From his op-ed:

The University should disinvite Milo Yiannopoulos

Free speech is essential to the operation of a university; I have personally written and advocated for the...

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CNN’s Sally Kohn Happy That Conservatives Are Silenced on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:20pm 9/20/2016 at 5:20pm
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CNN’s Sally Kohn is often known for writing the hottest of hot takes on Twitter. At a recent event at the University of Missouri, she approved of the stifling of free speech.

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Wisconsin “John Doe” anti-conservative witch hunt enters new level of sleaze

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:10pm 9/16/2016 at 7:10pm
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The saga of the two John Doe investigations of Scott Walker, his supporters and almost the entire Wisconsin conservative movement has been covered here dozens of times. It was a nasty, vicious investigation which saw military-style raids in the middle of the night.

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U. Chicago Profs Defy Administration on Safe Spaces, Trigger Warnings

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:00am 9/16/2016 at 8:00am
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The University of Chicago’s refreshing position on free speech vs. safe spaces is being undermined by some members of the faculty.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Chicago Professors Fire Back

More than 150 faculty members at the University of Chicago on Tuesday published an open letter to freshmen in which they take a strikingly different...

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British Prime Minister Speaks Out Against University Safe Spaces

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:15am 9/15/2016 at 10:15am
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The debate over free speech in higher education vs. coddling and safe spaces isn’t only happening in the United States.

The Independent reports:

British Prime Minister Theresa May hits out at ‘safe spaces’

The Prime Minister has hit out at “safe spaces” at universities, arguing that they stifle freedom of speech – and could...

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University of Chicago Student Defends Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:00am 9/15/2016 at 8:00am
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A senior at the University of Chicago is unhappy about the school’s position on trigger warnings and safe spaces.

Naturally, the New York Times gave her a place to defend them:

Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces and Free Speech, Too

I didn’t get the University of Chicago welcome letter that made the rounds on the...

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Yale SJW Student to Professor: “I want your job to be taken from you.”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00am 9/14/2016 at 7:00am
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Last fall at Yale University, an administrator and professor named Nicholas Christakis, Master of Silliman College at Yale was confronted by a mob of angry students over a nontroversy regarding Halloween costumes and cultural appropriation. Christakis and his wife, who also worked at the school, ultimately resigned over this.

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Study Confirms Free Speech is Under Assault on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 3:28pm 9/10/2016 at 3:28pm
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The CATO Institute has released a new study which confirms what a growing number of Americans already know.

Our colleges and universities have serious free speech issues.

From the report:

Freedom of Speech under Assault on Campus

Freedom of speech has been severely criticized at many American universities. Meanwhile, such prestigious transnational institutions as the...

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VIDEO: Clemson Students Speak Out After Praying Stopped on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 8:30am 9/7/2016 at 8:30am
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Last week, we posted a story about Clemson University in which a student and a man who was not a student were stopped while praying on campus. The administrator who stopped them claimed they weren’t in a free speech area.

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Clemson Stops Student Praying on Campus: Not a Free Speech Area

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10:00am 8/30/2016 at 10:00am
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A Clemson University student who is part of Young Americans for Freedom was praying on campus with a man who’s not a student this weekend when an administrator approached them and told them to stop.

Red Alert Politics reported:

Clemson stops man from praying on campus: ‘Not a free speech area’ [VIDEO]

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Update: Remember Florida rocker charged for playing national anthem on July 4?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:30pm 8/27/2016 at 7:30pm
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We cover so many stories and events that it’s hard to follow up on a lot. I have over 10,000 posts myself, and as a website we have almost 20,000 posts.

Usually it’s some external reminder (a Facebook Memories notice, a Tweet, or something similar) that triggers an update post. And that’s...

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U. Chicago Dean to Freshmen: No Safe Spaces Here

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:30am 8/25/2016 at 8:30am
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The University of Chicago has been hailed for its commitment to free speech by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) since January of 2015.

Now, the school is in the news because of a letter given to incoming Freshmen.

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Documentary: Is the University Killing Free Speech?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8:00am 7/29/2016 at 8:00am
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A new documentary first crossed our radar yesterday at College Insurrection. It’s a short film about the state of free speech on college campuses which focuses on Brown University, where the filmmaker went to school.

Despite the focus on Brown, the issues examined in the film are universal because this is a...

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Fearing Islamist reprisal, French publisher revises decision to publish book critical of Islam

Abdel-Samad Book:The Islamic Fascism
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 11:30am 7/28/2016 at 11:30am
Abdel-Samad Book:The Islamic Fascism

A Paris-based publishing house has revised its decision to publish a French version of the German bestseller “Der Islamische Faschismus” (The Islamic Fascism). Written by German-Egyptian author Hamed Abdel-Samad, the book was due to hit the French bookstores in September. Piranha Edition reportedly changed its mind after this month’s ISIS-inspired terror attack in Nice...

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U. Chicago student gov’t refuses to condemn disruption of controversial speakers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8:30am 5/11/2016 at 8:30am
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The University of Chicago has the distinction of being recognized by FIRE as a model for free speech in higher education. At the same time, the school is home...

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