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University of Nebraska System Adopts New Policy to Protect Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 2/15/2018 at 12:00pm

This move comes after an incident where a student from Turning Point USA was verbally assaulted on campus by faculty members.

Campus Reform reports:

Nebraska system adopts free-speech policy after campus incident

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents recently approved a new freedom of expression policy after a heated confrontation between a conservative...

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Mob at Kings College London disrupts appearance of Israeli speaker

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 1:00pm 2/14/2018 at 1:00pm
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The anti-Israel movement, including Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists, seek to drive Israeli and pro-Israel speakers from college campuses through disruptions. The goal is to scare off not only speakers, but students who want to invite speakers.

The physical intimidation that accompanies this strategy goes beyond expressing disagreement.

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

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 12:30pm 2/4/2018 at 12:30pm
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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...

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Violence Erupts as Conservative Speaks at Colorado State University

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 10:00am 2/4/2018 at 10:00am
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Charlie Kirk of the conservative organization Turning Point USA spoke at Colorado State University this weekend. While Kirk’s speech apparently went on without a problem, extremists of all stripes clashed outside the building in protests that had to be dispersed by police.

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Evergreen State Lecture Equates Free Speech With White Supremacy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 9:30am 1/28/2018 at 9:30am
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Has there ever been an institution which deserved to fail more than this school?

The Daily Caller reports:

Evergreen State College Lecture Equates Free Speech Fight With White Supremacy

Evergreen State College, the site of last year’s most publicized campus social justice-related fiasco, recently hosted a lecture that equated free speech with white supremacy.

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Young America’s Foundation Free Speech Lawsuit Against Berkeley Backed by DOJ

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00am 1/27/2018 at 10:00am

This lawsuit has to do with the school charging outrageous fees to conservative groups.

Townhall reports:

DOJ Backs Young America’s Foundation Lawsuit Against Berkeley Censorship

The Department of Justice has filed a statement of interest backing Young America’s Foundation in their free speech lawsuit against UC Berkeley. The lawsuit was filed late last year...

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Florida State Free Speech Zone is Adjacent to Campus Graveyard

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 8:00am 1/24/2018 at 8:00am

As if speech zones weren’t bad enough, students at Florida State get to express themselves next to a cemetery.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Code Red: Florida State University banishes speech to graveyard area

Florida State University, a public college in Tallahassee, Fla., holds a red speech code rating, according to the Foundation for Individual...

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Student Journalists Testify for Missouri Bill That Would Protect Them From Censorship

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:30pm 1/21/2018 at 2:30pm

This effort has apparently failed before despite the obvious benefit of such a measure.

The College Fix reported:

Student journalists testify for Missouri bill that would protect them from official censorship

The “New Voices” movement seeks to protect student media from official censorship in public schools by codifying their rights in state laws.

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Survey Finds Democrat Students Support Disinviting Speakers More Than Republicans

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2:00pm 1/20/2018 at 2:00pm
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What a (not) shocking revelation. In years of covering these stories, I can’t recall an instance of Republican students shouting down a speaker.

The College Fix reports:

SURVEY: Democratic students far more likely to support disinviting speakers than Republicans

College students may talk a good game on their support for bringing multiple viewpoints to...

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Court Denies College’s Attempt to Dismiss Student’s Free Speech Case

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 19, 2018 at 4:00pm 1/19/2018 at 4:00pm

This is another case where a student was reprimanded for handing out copies of the constitution on camus. Then FIRE got involved.

From the FIRE website:

Court rejects Pierce College’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit against its tiny ‘free speech zone’

In an order issued yesterday, a federal district court denied Los Angeles Community College...

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Professor Claims Social Justice Warriors are True Defenders of Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:00am 1/12/2018 at 10:00am

I don’t know what alternate universe this professor is living in but in the real world, social justice warriors are often the biggest threats to free speech.

From the Daily Caller:

Prof In WaPo: SJWs Are ‘True Defenders Of Free Speech’

A professor claims that “‘social justice warriors’ are the true defenders of free...

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UMass Gets Sued for Limiting Free Speech to an Hour a Day

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 8:00am 1/11/2018 at 8:00am

UMass is basically telling students that free speech in the form of demonstrations is only allowed at a certain time and place.

Campus Reform reports:

UMass-Amherst sued for limiting free speech to 1 hour per day

A conservative student group is suing the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for limiting “speeches and rallies” to a tiny...

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Threatens to Charge Student Protesters With Hate Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:00am 1/8/2018 at 10:00am

If you want to get the attention of college student protesters, saying they’re guilty of using hate speech works.

The College Fix reports:

University threatens to charge student protesters with ‘hate speech’ if their opinions aren’t ‘civil’

Student protesters at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute won’t be punished for their activities, provided they adhere to “civil...

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Bill Would Force University of Nebraska to Guarantee Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:30pm 1/7/2018 at 1:30pm

While this is good news, isn’t it amazing that legislation is needed to do this?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

New Bill Would Force U. Nebraska to Guarantee Free Speech...

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Conservative Students’ ‘Deplorable Radio’ Show Banned at University in Minnesota

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 12:00pm 12/30/2017 at 12:00pm

Why is it always people on the right who are barred from speaking in academia? What is this school so afraid of?

The College Fix reports:

Conservative students’ ‘Deplorable Radio’ show remains banned from university airwaves

The “Deplorable Radio” show at...

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UNC Takes Steps to Crack Down on Heckler’s Veto

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 12/24/2017 at 1:30pm

It’ll be interesting to see if their efforts are successful. If so, maybe other schools will adopt the policy.

Campus Reform reports:

UNC cracks down on disruptions with new free speech policy

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Respect for Free Speech Reportedly Gaining Ground on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 1:30pm 12/20/2017 at 1:30pm

After the year we just had, anything would be an improvement.

Campus Reform reported:

SURVEY: Free speech gradually gaining ground on campus

A new survey of 461 colleges and universities around the country found that roughly one in three schools still maintain policies that drastically limit free speech on campus.

According to an annual study...

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