Florida signed a bill into law that banned ‘free speech zones,’ which protects students’ freedom of speech on college campuses, and became the ninth state to pass this type of law.
Topic: freedom of speech
Heterodox Academy, an effort started by two professors to help instill a culture of viewpoint diversity on college campuses, said that 1,500 professors agreed to allow for this kind of free debate on their college campuses.
Michigan State University settled a lawsuit with a white supremacist to let him speak on their campus during their spring break.
University of Maryland students were unhappy after the administration rejected ban on hate symbols, when the administration cited First Amendment protections for their decision.
Security costs have increased in light of protests at Harvard University, totaling at least $10,000 per speech.
50% of Virginia residents prefer protecting against discrimination over protecting freedom of speech, per a poll by VCU.
After receiving a ‘yellow’ rating by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Cal-Berkeley may revamp parts of its speech policies.
A Canadian university canceled a free speech event after protests were scheduled for the event.
Campus protests shook and stunned Evergreen State College, and the backlash against the protests may have led the college to look to hire a marketing and brand fellow to rebuild its public image.
Five Claremont McKenna students were suspended, and two on “conduct probation” due to their involvement in shutting down a speech by an author on the college campus this past spring.