Berkeley Shuts Down Free Speech Zone

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

It seems like we’ve done this story before but we haven’t. They’re doing it again. “The University of California at Berkeley, regarded as the birthplace of the free speech movement, has done away with one of its historic ‘free speech zones,'” Troy Warden writes on The Daily Signal. “Carol Christ, chancellor of UC Berkeley, last month emailed a statement to students, faculty, and staff detailing changes to the university’s policy regarding free speech events on campus.”

“Among the changes is designation of the West Crescent section of campus as a ‘free speech zone,’ meaning it will not be subject to additional restrictions imposed last year on other areas of campus. But Christ also announced that Lower Sproul Plaza, which historically has been considered a free speech zone, along with Upper Sproul Plaza, now will be subject to those restrictions.”

The Daily Signal is distributed by the Heritage Foundation. Worden is a member of the Young Leaders Program at Heritage.