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University President Changes Incorrect Stance on Free Speech After Getting Letter From FIRE

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 8:00am 6/25/2020 at 8:00am

The president of Nicholls State University recently said that hate speech is not free speech. Then the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education got involved.

From the FIRE blog:

Nicholls State president walks back claim that ‘free speech does not protect hate speech’ following FIRE letter

FIRE readers will remember that last week FIRE...

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U. Chicago Prof Who Criticized ‘Defund the Police’ Cleared of Wrongdoing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 8:00am 6/24/2020 at 8:00am

Naturally, some people on the left are outraged about this.

The College Fix reports:

Woke scolds outraged as UChicago professor cleared of wrongdoing for cr...

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French Minister Slams Move to Cancel ‘Gone With the Wind’ Screening in Paris Theater

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/14/2020 at 12:00pm
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Westfield State University Investigating ‘Disturbing’ Posts on Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/12/2020 at 12:00pm

The school’s office of diversity and inclusion is assessing the case. What could go wrong?

Mass Live reports:

Westfield State University investigates ‘disturbing’ social media posts

An alleged social media exchange between students is being investigated at Westfield State University.

A message on the university’s Twitter site Thursday said the university “is assessing and addressing...

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Louisiana State U. Prof Vows to Drop Students Who Are on ‘Hate List’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2020 at 8:00am 6/12/2020 at 8:00am

This professor is talking about curating a list of students who engage in ‘hate speech’ and dropping them from class. This is a public university.

FOX News reports:

LSU professor vows to ‘drop’ students on ‘hate speech’ list

A Louisiana professor called on her colleagues to keep a list of students who engage in...

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Student Paper at Temple University Calls for ‘Hate Speech’ to be Barred on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:00am 6/11/2020 at 10:00am

Who gets to decide what qualifies as hate speech? I bet we can guess.

Campus Reform reports:

Editorial board at public university calls for ‘hate speech’ to be ‘barred’ on campus

Temple University’s student newspaper edi...

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There’s an effort to get me fired at Cornell for criticizing the Black Lives Matter Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:45am 6/11/2020 at 8:45am

There is an effort underway to get me fired at Cornell Law School, where I’ve worked since November 2007, or if not fired, at least denounced publicly by the school.

Ever since I started Legal Insurrection in October 2008, it’s been an awkward relationship given the overwhelmingly liberal faculty and atmosphere. Living...

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Turley: GoFundMe Canceling Candace Owens Could Affect Its Immunity ‘Under Section 230’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:30pm 6/10/2020 at 12:30pm
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Professor Jonathan Turley wrote that GoFundMe canceling Candace Owens’ fundraiser for an Alabama cafe “could undermine the position” of the company “against the loss of immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.”

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Winthrop University Censors Dean for Using Term ‘Wuhan Virus’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:00am 6/4/2020 at 8:00am

In doing this, isn’t Winthrop University essentially siding with the Chinese Communist Party? Wouldn’t they do the same thing?

The College Fix reports:

Winthrop University censors dean who used term ‘Wuhan virus’

In mid-May, an opinion column discussing the origins of the COVID-19 virus written by a Winthrop University dean was retracted by a...

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Trump Signs Executive Order on Social Media Bias

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 5:00pm 5/28/2020 at 5:00pm
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Trump just signed an Executive Order regarding social media bias.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

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Theory Explains How People ‘Self-Silence’ Over Political Minority Opinions on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10:00am 5/27/2020 at 10:00am

This is an interesting look into how people self-censor.

Sean Stevens writes at the FIRE blog:

Spirals of silence: Expressing a minority political view on some campuses is difficult

Spiral of Silence Theory

The theory about a spiral of silence for minority opinions and viewpoints was first proposed in 1974 by Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann. This theory...

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Coronavirus Crisis Could Present New Challenges for Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 8:00am 5/14/2020 at 8:00am

This is bad news because free speech on campus was already an ongoing issue before the pandemic.

The College Fix reports:

Campus officials may use COVID-19 as cover for restricting free speech, activists say

Colleges might use the coronavirus pandemic to excuse censorship against conservatives when students return to college campuses in the fall,...

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Prof Wins Free Speech Victory After College Panicked About Test Questions on Islamic Terrorism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10:00am 5/12/2020 at 10:00am

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education got involved here and helped make the difference.

From the FIRE blog:

VICTORY: Chancellor affirms professor’s academic freedom after Arizona college panicked over test questions about Islamic terrorism

Scottsdale Community College’s mishandling of a professor’s academic freedom drew an apology from the district’s interim chancellor Monday, just...

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San Antonio City Council Declares ‘Chinese Virus,’ ‘Kung Flu Virus’ as Hate Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 11, 2020 at 1:00pm 5/11/2020 at 1:00pm
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The San Antonio City Council passed a resolution that designated the terms “Chinese Virus” and “Kung Fu Virus” as hate speech in response to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

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Education Department Issues New Regulations Protecting Due Process on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:30pm 5/7/2020 at 5:30pm
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The Department of Education has issued new guidelines on Title IX which are designed to end disastrous practices like kangaroo courts on campus.

In recent years, people have watched in horror as the lives of many young people have been ruined by nothing more than an accusation.

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Watch Live Online: Campus to Culture: A Pandemic of Free Speech Repression

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 8:30pm 5/5/2020 at 8:30pm

Our second (ever) live event is TONIGHT!

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Watch Live (Online, May 5): Campus to Culture: A Pandemic of Free Speech Repression

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9:00pm 4/30/2020 at 9:00pm

Are y’all ready for our second ever live event?

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