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College Republicans at U. Washington Worry New Policy Will Limit Free Speech

College Republicans at U. Washington Worry New Policy Will Limit Free Speech

“new rule gives the school and campus police a free pass to charge as much as they want for events”

Notice that it’s the Republicans on campus who are concerned about limits on free speech, not the progressives.

Campus Reform reports:

CRs attack new school policy for ‘combating free speech’

The University of Washington College Republicans are accusing administrators of trying to “silence all opposition to their left leaning agenda” with a new policy for on-campus events.

New changes to the school’s security policy were made after a protester was shot outside the venue of a February 2017 Milo Yiannopoulos appearance on campus, which was hosted by the College Republicans.

“In [the] year since the Milo event, the College Republicans have faced a new rule put in by the UW administration with the expressed purpose of combating free speech,” a January 19 press release states, confirming they would be partnering with a group called Patriot Prayer to push back against the policy.

“The new rule gives the school and campus police a free pass to charge as much as they want for events at any point (even raising the costs during the event is now permitted),” the College Republicans’ release continued.

The university’s Safety and Security Protocols for Events state that the school “will perform an analysis of all event factors” when events are likely to “significantly affect campus safety, security, and operation,” noting that “[t]his could result in additional conditions and requirements placed on the host organization.”

The updated policy specifies that security measures may include “adjusting the venue, date, and timing of the event,” “providing additional law enforcement,” and “imposing access controls.”

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Not good. Cut it out Huskie admins!

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