National News and Commentary

1 - 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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8 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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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/

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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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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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

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

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

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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/

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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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