A modest proposal to bar offensive speech from campus
Campuses would therefore have been right not to permit Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton, Martin Luther, George McClellan, Abraham Lincoln, a certain heckler, and Mark Twain to speak on campus. Note their awful, offensive language.
When Slogans Replace Arguments
Catchphrases like “microaggression” and “cultural appropriation” are even more insidious because their sonic allure encourages people to substitute them for thought. However, euphony and placard-readiness are not argument.
The Generation That Hates Free Speech: My Generation
Society may laugh at college students’ war on free speech today, but it will be far less humorous when my generation is expected to run the country one day.
I’m a progressive student who’s scared my peers have gone off the deep end
To suggest I support “transphobic hate speech” and “rape culture” for my desire to attend this lecture was not only ludicrous but a personal affront to everything I have worked for in recent years.
How I Would Have Handled John Derbyshire’s Appearance on Campus
Let’s show Derbyshire and anyone else who is paying attention that the Williams community can rise to the occasion of dealing responsibly with provocative speech. That is what our intellectual freedom is all about.
Universities Should Learn From Mizzou’s Mistakes
Other universities take note: Stop training your students to be activists and start educating them instead. Who knows? You just might save yourself 1500 students and $32 million.
The Troubling Erosion of Support for Free Speech on Campus
Do they not see that, as Justice Louis Brandeis put it, the cure for bad speech is not censorship, but more speech? No, they do not.
Bill proposes fines for universities that infringe on students’ free speech rights
If a court determines that a university has violated any part of the bill, they are subject to fines of at least $500 plus $50 a day for each day that the violation remains. Planning to introduce the bill on Jan. 11, Manweller said he believes it will garner bipartisan support.
Amid Campus Protests, Universities Worry About . . . Fundraising
Growing numbers of Americans now deem college costs to have exceeded the value of a bachelor’s degree. If campus unrest spreads, and administrators show themselves to be unable or unwilling to restore a rigorous learning environment on campus, how long will already-skeptical supporters continue to donate?
Where Speech Is Least Free in America
Not only is there scant legal protection for free speech on private campuses, it is under vigorous attack from zealous students (and sometimes administrators) who regard it as their right and duty to assail anyone whose speech “offends” them. Saying or doing almost anything these days can conceivably land a student in trouble. . . .