John K. Wilson of the AAUP writes about the new campus free speech law in Tennessee and some of the pros and cons of the law.
Topic: freedom of speech
John K. Wilson of the AAUP points out the problems in a recent legal decision by a judge to uphold the suspension of Marquette University professor John McAdams over academic freedom
Freedom of speech is threatened and the best method to protect it is to sanction (i.e. punish) those who oppose freedom of speech on college campuses.
Free speech doesn’t matter as much as protecting the ‘safety of the marginalized,’ claimed a student at the University of California-Berkeley in an op-ed.
Middlebury College will punish thirty of their students for their role in disrupting a speech by AEI scholar Charles Murray.
A young liberal college student at Williams College is trying to arrange non-liberal speakers to come and speak to his fellow students, contrary to the reaction at Cal-Berkeley.
The New York Times’ recent piece on the Ann Coulter-Cal-Berkeley free speech controversy portrayed conservatives as being audacious for fighting for the right of freedom of speech at liberal college campuses.
Ann Coulter, conservative commentator, withdrew from her speaking engagement at the University of California-Berkeley after threats of protests and change in date and venue kept emerging.
Richard Cravatts, PhD, said that the University of California-Berkeley “repeatedly abandoned its responsibility to protect free speech, deciding instead that it would cave to the totalitarian demands of whiny progressive campus activists”.
The Daily Pennsylvanian criticized other student newspapers for not standing up for the freedom of speech in light of riots and protests at Cal-Berkeley and Middlebury College.