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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

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. . . .

Want to prevent protests? Get rid of speech codes

If universities are serious about minimizing protest they’ll scrap the speech codes. But if universities continue to tighten their stranglehold on free speech then don’t expect Missouri to be an anomaly. It’s only the beginning.

The Anti-Free-Speech Movement at UCLA

Administrators and student activists at the university are attacking core First Amendment rights in a bid to punish expression that offends them.

In a free society, offensive speech must be permitted

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once observed, “If we stop speech that hurts peoples’ feelings, the First Amendment will be a dead letter.” Speech may indeed be offensive, but that’s the price of living and speaking in a free society.

Senator Sanders Speaks at Liberty University

Following the address by Sanders, Liberty’s campus was not rocked by protests. Nobody complained that the school should have put out “trigger warnings” and no students demanded a “safe place” where they could heal from the trauma of words that clashed with their deeply held beliefs.