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Harvard Won’t Explain Terms of New Plan to Have ‘Moderators’ for Controversial Speakers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 10:00am 10/9/2019 at 10:00am

I imagine the way this will work is fairly simple. If it’s a speaker the left doesn’t like, the new rule will apply.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard refuses to explain the meanings of any terms in its new ‘moderator’ policy

Harvard University announced a new set of guidelines for student groups hosting “controversial”...

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Top EU Court Wants Global Removal of ‘Hateful’ Content on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00pm 10/5/2019 at 2:00pm
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The European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday that its member states can order Facebook to remove ‘illegal’ or ‘defamatory’ posts and comments worldwide. Any content found objectionable by a national court belonging to the 28-member bloc can be deleted from the world’s largest social network, the European Court of Justice...

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Poll Finds Almost Half of College Students Value Creating an Inclusive Society Over Freedom of Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 9:30am 9/29/2019 at 9:30am

This shift didn’t happen by accident. This generation has been taught these values.

Christian Headlines reports:

College Students Want Inclusive Society over Freedom of Speech, Poll Finds

A recent poll found that nearly half of...

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College Republicans in Connecticut Raise Alarm on Campus Harassment Over Political Views

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00am 9/28/2019 at 10:00am
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The Connecticut Federation of College Republicans held a press conference on Thursday, during which they claimed conservative students are being singled out on Connecticut campuses over their political views.

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Left-Wing Activists Stifling Free Speech on German Campuses, Says Leading Professors Association

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/22/2019 at 12:00pm
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Free speech is under attack on German university campuses, the leading association of Germany’s professors and lecturers warned. A small minority of left-wing activists has succeeded in stifling freedom of expression in universities, German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV) said on Friday.

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Campus Shout Downs Have Led to an Increase in Laws Protecting Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/17/2019 at 12:00pm

This issue has been driven largely by the left’s efforts to silence conservative speech by labeling it as hate speech.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Free Speech Laws Mushroom in Wake of Campus Protests

Free speech advocates were enraged when Middlebury College students in 2017 drowned out a planned talk by the author Charles Murray,...

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Left Wing Students Cry Foul as U. Texas Removes Campus Free Speech Zones

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:00am 9/11/2019 at 11:00am

What does this tell you about who benefits from the suppression of free speech?

Campus Reform reports:

University of Texas eliminates free speech zones…and leftist students are not happy

The University of Texas has eliminated its...

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Constitutional Law Scholar Running for Yale Trustee in Effort to Protect Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:00am 9/10/2019 at 10:00am

We need a lot more people like this to get involved in higher education.

The College Fix reports:

Constitutional law scholar runs for Yale trustee to protect...

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UT-Austin Changing Free Speech Policies in Most Public Spaces to Comply With New Law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 3:30pm 8/31/2019 at 3:30pm

Aw, how sweet. The University of Texas in Austin will change its policies in most of its public spaces to comply with a new law on free speech. From The Daily Texan Online:

In an email sent to the student body Friday afternoon, UT President Gregory Fenves said Senate Bill 18 will...

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Welcome to the Asylum – ‘Campusland’ by Scott Johnston (Review)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 5:00pm 8/25/2019 at 5:00pm

Sometimes someone writes something that you wish you yourself had written.

A few weeks ago I had just put the finishing touches on my new novel, Nevergreen, a “high-spirited, richly imagined” campus satire that is both “smart and hilarious” (IMHO), when I learned that debut novelist Scott Johnston was a week away...

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Speech First Wants College Students to Share How Speech is Handled on Their Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 1:30pm 8/25/2019 at 1:30pm

The organization Speech First started a social media campaign to encourage students to record and share how their university handles speech.

From Campus Reform:

The organization is encouraging students who see attempts to censor viewpoints on campus to snap a picture of the situation or policy, post it to Instagram with the hashtag...

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Republicans in Wisconsin Will Reintroduce Campus Free Speech Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 8:00am 8/22/2019 at 8:00am

This is the right thing to do and smart politics. Republicans everywhere should be doing this.

The College Fix reports:

Wisconsin Republicans to reintroduce campus free speech bill

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Germany: Hundreds Probed Over Anti-Migrant Comments on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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German authorities have investigated hundreds of internet users over comments they made on a Facebook video posted by the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. The massive probe, spanning over 250 investigations, was launched in response to the live streaming of a migrant protest by the Bavarian-wing of the AfD party...

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South Dakota Board of Regents Takes Major Steps Towards Protecting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 9:30am 8/11/2019 at 9:30am

South Dakota has become a leading state on this issue. Others should follow their example.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: SD Board of Regents passes substantial free speech protections

The South Dakota Board of Regents approved modifications to a group of policies at a Wednesday and Thursday meeting that substantially protects free speech on campus...

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U. Florida to Correct Free Speech Code and Pay Young Americans for Freedom $66K

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 9:30am 8/4/2019 at 9:30am

This is a win for all students at the school, not just conservatives.

From the YAF blog:

University Of Florida To Correct Speech Code, Pay Young Americans For Freedom Students $66,000

Conservative students at the University of Florida will no longer be discriminated against on the basis of their conservative beliefs by their university....

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American Assoc. of University Professors Comes Out Against Laws to Protect Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 8:00am 7/30/2019 at 8:00am

In recent years, a number of states have passed laws to protect free speech on campus, but this organization of professors opposes that. Isn’t that telling?

The College Fix reports:

Nationwide faculty group comes out against new campus free speech laws

In the past few years more than a half-dozen states have passed laws...

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Study Finds Majority of College Students Believe Campus Climate Limits Free Expression

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 1:00pm 7/4/2019 at 1:00pm

This has been an ongoing problem for years and it only seems to be getting worse.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Study: Majority of college students feel campus climate prevents free...

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