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Jun 22, 2022

Hill: In America, Free Speech is Good

Freedom of expression and competition among a very few extraordinary people are at the heart of major advancements in human history. When both are allowed to flourish, everyone benefits. When either one, or both, are suppressed in any way for any individual, we all suffer the consequences.

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https://nsjonline.com/article/2022/06/hill-free-thought-and-competition-of-ideas/

Jun 8, 2022

La Noue: New School Institutional Trends? Charitable Prudence Needed

When persons of means contemplate death, the question of where to leave their financial assets becomes acute. If they are higher education graduates, their former campuses have “advancement teams” ready to answer questions, provide forms, and urge investments in their institutions. Sometimes they will appeal to altruism, sometimes ideology, and sometimes ego. Would you like to have your name on this activity or building? Such administrators believe that “where there is a Will, there is a way.”

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https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2022/06/dont-write-a-blank-check-to-your-alma-mater/

May 2, 2022

Some Lessons from the Sorry History of Campus Speech Codes

Concern about the proliferation of hate speech motivates many who oppose the recent acquisition of Twitter by billionaire Elon Musk, who says he plans to turn the heavily moderated platform into a bastion for free speech. Sources ranging from writers at major news publications to CEOs have voiced fears that free-speech-friendly policies will make the platform a haven for “totally lawless hate, bigotry, and misogyny,” as actress Jameela Jamil put it in her farewell-to-Twitter tweet.

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https://www.persuasion.community/p/some-lessons-from-the-sorry-history?r=2gh8e&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

Apr 1, 2022

Alumni Unite for Freedom of Speech

Readers of these pages are well aware that free speech, academic freedom and viewpoint diversity are in big trouble at U.S. universities. But many of those worried over the state of campuses are almost resigned to the idea that forces of illegal intolerance have won.

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https://www.uncafsa.org/_files/ugd/2cd70d_6ba209bd56c348f4904a7f4460a565d0.pdf

Mar 28, 2022

What Is Free Speech Without Intellectual Diversity?

Eleven days ago the Editorial Board of the Cavalier Daily, the University of Virginia student newspaper, opined that it could not condone the “platforming” of former Vice President Mike Pence by allowing him to speak on the university grounds.

The blowback has been gratifying to see.

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https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/what-is-free-speech-without-intellectual-diversity/

Mar 16, 2022

Hundreds of Yale Law Students Disrupt Bipartisan Free Speech Event

More than 100 students at Yale Law School attempted to shout down a bipartisan panel on civil liberties, intimidating attendees and causing so much chaos that police were eventually called to escort panelists out of the building.

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https://freebeacon.com/campus/hundreds-of-yale-law-students-disrupt-bipartisan-free-speech-event/

Mar 8, 2022

How Princeton Eviscerated Its Free Speech Rule and Covered It Up

In July 2020, a Princeton University professor, Joshua Katz, wrote an article containing provocative language that generated controversy on campus. While voicing strong disagreement with that language, Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber clearly and publicly stated a few days later that it was protected by Princeton’s university-wide rule on free speech. But since then, through other Princeton officials, the university has for over a year viciously attacked Professor Katz as a racist on its website and elsewhere for the exact same language. These attacks have clearly violated the Princeton free speech rule, as well as other Princeton rules.

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https://www.mindingthecampus.org/2022/03/08/how-princeton-eviscerated-its-free-speech-rule-and-covered-it-up/?utm_source=NAS+Email+General&utm_campaign=3ec410a101-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_407924b2a9-3ec410a101-204219898&mc_cid=3ec410a101&mc_eid=6d7f4f25ce

Feb 27, 2022

How Michigan’s Ballooning DEI Bureaucracy Stifled Speech and Divided the Campus

It started as a crude joke among friends at the University of Michigan’s Student Veterans of America chapter, one member ribbing another in an online chat about her sexual proclivity.

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https://www.nationalreview.com/news/how-michigans-ballooning-dei-bureaucracy-stifled-speech-and-divided-campus/

Jan 18, 2022

Penn caves to pressure, initiates disciplinary proceedings against tenured law professor Amy Wax

Today, Dean Theodore Ruger of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School did an about-face, abandoning both his earlier defense of the importance of faculty expressive rights and his university’s strong policies purporting to secure those rights.

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https://www.thefire.org/penn-caves-to-pressure-initiates-disciplinary-proceedings-against-tenured-law-professor-amy-wax/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=Newsdesk

Jan 14, 2022

Can Politics Get Better When Higher Education Keeps Getting Worse?

Only a few years ago, several well-established features of the current political landscape were too absurd to be taken seriously.

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-politics-get-better-higher-ed-college-university-education-crt-defund-police-radical-progressives-11642174342?st=tcl6lj488wsc1kk&reflink=share_mobilewebshare

Jan 10, 2022

Telltale Signs Your College Professor Is A Secret Conservative

College is hard enough without having your progressive values challenged. It’s important to make sure that your learning space is a safe and equitable environment. There is nothing worse in life than a. micro-aggression under the guise of an options

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https://babylonbee.com/news/8-telltale-signs-your-college-professor-is-a-secret-conservative?fbclid=IwAR29uKpZwJXFyijZDNNAeV2dlwfcwe0xUOfHTsyemQyQ6KMl_PDG6s4d63c

Dec 29, 2021

Admitting it the first step? College administrators acknowledge free expression deficiency

College administrators are now acknowledging they have created environments on their campuses that diminish free expression and choke intellectual liveliness.

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https://thehill.com/opinion/education/587530-admitting-it-the-first-step-college-administrators-acknowledge-free/

Oct 19, 2021

Fox News Video

Alumni Free Speech Alliance created to support free speech at colleges.

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https://video.foxnews.com/v/6277847216001#sp=show-clips

Aug 20, 2021

Which Colleges Don't Require SAT/ACT Scores for 2021-2022 Admissions?

The novel coronavirus has had a massive impact on colleges, and that includes college admissions. Because of stay-at-home orders, virtual learning, and cancelled SAT and ACT exam dates, among other things, many universities are aware that it might be difficult or impossible for incoming high school seniors to take and do well on standardized tests in time for application deadlines.

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https://blog.prepscholar.com/colleges-dont-require-sat-act-scores-2020-admissions-covid

Jun 21, 2021

My Road to Cancellation

Wokeism,” America’s new civil religion, draws on elements of neo-Marxism, critical race theory, social justice and identity politics. Its adherents believe it will lead to a more just society. Its detractors, on the other hand, believe its “cancel culture” will push civil society to the brink. And, for the “woke,” either will do.

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https://www.deseret.com/2021/6/20/22516382/my-road-to-cancellation

Alumni Withhold Donations, Demand Colleges Enforce Free Speech

Two years ago Cornell University asked a California real-estate developer and longtime donor for a seven-figure contribution.

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