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South Dakota Lawmakers Mount Campus Free Speech Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:00am 10/22/2018 at 10:00am

The GOP should take this up as a national campaign and distinguish themselves as the free speech party.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: SD lawmakers mount free speech pressure campaign

South Dakota lawmakers in recent months have pressured the state’s Board of Regents (BOR) to implement policies geared toward fostering free expression on college campuses.

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Rutgers Cancels Anti-Radicalism Speaker Lisa Daftari After False Accusations of “Islamophobia”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00am 10/13/2018 at 10:00am
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Lisa Daftari is a FOX News guest, writer, and speaker who focuses on anti-radicalism. She is an Iranian-born Jew and an alumna of Rutgers University, where she was scheduled to give a talk on October 16th. Some students objected for entirely predictable reasons and the school caved.

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Texas Woman’s U. – A Public School – Has Designated Free Speech Areas

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:30am 10/13/2018 at 9:30am

All public schools which try to designate certain areas for free speech must be called out.

The College Fix reports:

Texas public university has five ‘designated free speech areas’ on campus

Texas Woman’s University, a public university located in Denton, Texas, denotes certain areas of its campus where students are permitted to exercise their...

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Witnesses at Congressional Hearing Say Free Speech on Campus has Been Weaponized

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 9:30am 9/30/2018 at 9:30am

The message is that students are trying to be protected from free speech rather than using it or hearing it.

The College Fix reports:

Free speech on campus has become weaponized, Congress told

A congressional hearing addressed the status of the First Amendment on college campuses on Wednesday, and witnesses argued that students are...

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Community College in Texas Clarifies ‘Free Speech Zone’ Policy After Pressure

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 24, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/24/2018 at 12:00pm

Free speech zones are a joke. Why are colleges even allowed to use them?

Campus Reform reports:

College clarifies free speech zone policy amid mounting pressure

A community college in Texas clarified its policy on free speech zones after more than three months of questioning from concerned students and Campus Reform.

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Betsy DeVos Blames Moral Relativism for Campus Free Speech Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/18/2018 at 12:00pm
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It’s very encouraging that members of the Trump administration are addressing this issue.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Betsy DeVos accurately diagnoses higher ed’s free speech problem

On the occasion of Constitution Day, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered her first major address on free speech in higher education – and she didn’t hold back.

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Chancellor Merkel to Fire Intel Chief: German Media Reports

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:00am 9/18/2018 at 11:00am
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Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to fire Germany’s intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen after he refuted her claims of right-wing “mobs” chasing migrants during the late August demonstrations in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, German newspaper Die Welt reported.

“We have video recordings of [people] hunting down others, of unruly assemblies, and...

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U. Wisconsin-Madison Introducing Policy to Punish Those Who Disrupt Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1:30pm 9/16/2018 at 1:30pm

Free speech advocates are worried about these policies but the left has brought us to this point. How else do you deal with this problem?

Campus Reform reports:

College’s ‘protest guidelines’ concern free speech advocates

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Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones – Who’s Next?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 7, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/7/2018 at 1:00pm
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The deplatforming of Alex Jones by social media sites should disturb you whether you are a fan or not. I’ve never been a fan of Jones or his Infowars site. I’ve never gotten past the time Jones led an angry mob against Michelle Malkin in 2008. Still, if this can be...

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University Wants Prof to Sign Away His Free Speech Rights to Get His Job Back

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:00am 9/4/2018 at 10:00am

This doesn’t sound like a very fair trade. Why is free speech always such an issue in higher education?

The College Fix reports:

University demands professor sign away his free-speech rights if he wants his job back

Ken Peterson thought he was in the clear after winning an appeal of his dismissal by Dixie...

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UNC Still Having Issues Despite North Carolina’s Campus-Free Speech Act

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 8:00am 8/28/2018 at 8:00am

It’s amazing that something as seemingly simple as free speech continues to be an issue on college campuses.

National Review reports:

Despite North Carolina’s Campus-Free Speech Act, UNC Continues to have Problems

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U. Wisconsin Oshkosh Prof to Students: Drop This Class if You’re Triggered by Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 24, 2018 at 8:00am 8/24/2018 at 8:00am

Can we make this a national policy, somehow?

The Blaze reports:

Professor’s contract with students: ‘Drop the class immediately if you are triggered by free speech’

A professor has taken a novel approach when it comes to dealing with the increasing number of students railing against and even shutting down academic ideas they don’t...

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Rutgers Prof Who Complained About White People on Facebook Loses Appeal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 4:30pm 8/22/2018 at 4:30pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has come to his aid.

The College Fix reports:

Professor who complained about white people on Facebook loses appeal with Rutgers

A controversial Rutgers University professor who wrote Facebook posts complaining about gentrification in his neighborhood was found guilty of violating university policies late last month.

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Court denies preliminary injunction in U. Michigan Bias Response Team lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/9/2018 at 1:00pm

In early May 2018, we covered a lawsuit brought by a new group called Speech First challenging U. Michigan’s Bias Response Teams, Lawsuit: U. Michigan speech code and Bias Response Team “profoundly chill free speech and open discourse”.

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The Big Tech censorship storm has landed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 9:20pm 8/7/2018 at 9:20pm
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Alex Jones was deplatformed on at least four major social media platforms in a day: Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify.

The Guardian reports:

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U. Miami Claims to Support Free Speech But Requires Advance Notice and Clearance

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:30am 8/4/2018 at 11:30am

You can have all the free speech you want, just fill out these forms and wait two business days.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Code Red: Speech only approved after ‘assessment’ at University of Miami

The University of Miami, a private university in Coral Gables, Fla., holds a red speech code rating, according to the...

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Student Can’t Get Straight Answer on School’s ‘Free Speech Zone’ Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 10:00am 8/2/2018 at 10:00am

This is happening at a public school, so technically, the entire campus is a free speech zone.

Campus Reform reports:

College hangs up on student asking about free speech policy

School officials at a public community college in Texas are refusing to clarify the details of its controversial free speech policy despite repeated...

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