A law professor used the “n-word” in class as a part of teaching about constitutional law and the freedom of speech, and was criticized for it by students. The university stood behind him because it is free speech.
Topic: free speech
Censoring dorm hall content is no longer an issue at the University of Michigan, which had planned to implement the censorship policy until recently.
‘Mean’ speech at Montana Western could’ve led to discipline, but after public outcry, the university reversed the ‘mean’ speech policy.
South Dakota’s Board of Regents encouraged universities to have more intellectual diversity, which is an encouraging sign in higher education.
The University of North Alabama has an unwritten media interview policy for professors: Don’t do an interview without prior approval by the administration.
Do the people who want to ban hate speech actually hate speech?
Texas Woman’s University, a public university located in Denton, Texas, will not back down from its policy to have “free speech zones” on its campus.
Arizona State University has adopted the free speech principles outlined by the University of Chicago, which caused uproar among students and academics because it aims to respect all perspectives and opinions.
Ball State University agreed to fund a pro-life student group and paid $12,000 in legal fees after the pro-life student group pointed out that it was being excluded from official club status due to religious discrimination.
A Wisconsin technical school was unhappy one of its students passed out valentines notes saying things such as “Jesus loves you,” and stopped the student from passing them out. Now, the student is suing the school to change its restrictions on free speech.