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

The Best Way to Get Rid of Campus Free Speech Zones

Public colleges and universities are constrained by the First Amendment. Their officials are not allowed to impinge upon the freedom of speech unless they have a compelling reason for doing so.

Campus Free-Speech Disruptions Test Our Democratic Faith

On January 31, the Texas Senate’s State Affairs Committee will travel to Texas State University in San Marcos to hold a hearing to “ascertain any restrictions on Freedom of Speech rights that Texas students face in expressing their views on campus.”

Is pedagogical profanity sexual assault?

U. S. District Judge Shelly Dick upheld the firing by the LSU president of Prof. Teresa Buchanan on the grounds of Title IX “sexual assault.” Her crime? The professor sometimes uses pedagogical profanity in the classroom.

This “Higher Education Council” Has Much to Learn

The signatories make the obligatory bow toward free speech and inquiry: “Higher education is a phenomenal place for minds to be challenged, to inquire, explore, discover and question the status quo,” they write. If you are expecting the next sentence to begin with the word “but,” you get a gold star.

Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee

I recently attended a panel discussion at my alma mater, the University of Texas in Austin. The topic was “Free Speech on College Campuses: Where to Draw the Line?”