Meet the mid-level bureaucrats who impose speech codes on America’s universities
Tensions between civility norms and intellectual norms are not unique to George Mason. . . . The editors of the Chicago Maroon (the student newspaper) upbraided the faculty committee for failing to exempt what it called “hate speech” from the protections offered to speech in general.
University of Chicago Stands Up for Academic Freedom
Let’s hope that this resolution . . . will serve as an example for other institutions. As for accountability for those institutions whose leaders don’t adhere to these principles . . . how about denying federal and state funding to those who restrict freedom of speech through “speech codes” and other obstructions to free exchange?
Selective Outrage at Duke
Too late to spin this, it is but another unforced error for Duke in an attempt so prevalent on many elite campuses to demonstrate their “tolerance.” Tucker Carlson had the best response when he noted that this has nothing to do with tolerance, it is simply a “political editorial.”
Campus Sexual Assaults Versus Due Process of Law
I believe universities should be required to refer all incidents where crime may have been committed to the judicial system for adjudication. Sadly, I think universities cannot be trusted to be fair.
University officials threaten students passing out U.S. Constitution
University officials threatened to call the police and disciplinary action against students who were passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution at Southern Oregon University (SOU) last week.
Student Shocker: “Free Speech and Debate Not Allowed on Today’s Campuses”
The moment finally came: my professor mocked one of my core beliefs right there in class. As a freshman (er, excuse me, “first-year student”—”freshman” is sexist), I was nervous.
Public College Hiring Inherently about More than Contracts
Recently, George Leef took to the virtual pages of SeeThruEdu.com to argue that the sticky situation of Professor Stephen Salaita should “be treated as an ordinary contract case,” not a First Amendment issue.
Texas Trustee Opposes College’s Curbing of Free Speech
On August 7, the Lone Star College System’s Board of Trustees voted 5-2 in support of a resolution limiting open audience speech to agenda items.
How a Free Press Countered Government Power in Texas
Barrels of ink have been spent on the saga of University of Texas regent, Wallace Hall. But no ink has been spent focusing on how that saga has changed, owing to a free press.
THE REJECTION OF FREE SPEECH AT LONE STAR COLLEGE, PART TWO
Again, it is germane that readers know that I was chief of staff to Chief Justice Warren Burger and Staff Director of the presidential Commission on the Bicentennial of the U. S. Constitution. I will strongly defend constitutional rights. First, the necessary background: The Faculty Senate voted by a huge margin a vote of no-confidence […]