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Below are articles, opinions, and news items on events and ideas affecting the academy or related to campus news. We don’t always agree with the thoughts put forth in these articles, nor do we do endorse any third-party site or outlet we link to, but we do see value in bringing them to your attention as a way to start or further the discussion they pertain to.

From time to time we will post links to our own ideas and thoughts regarding a subject. When we do, we will make every effort to allow for comments and feedback.

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Trump’s Campus Free-Speech Order and Our Cold Civil War
National Review | March 11, 2019


Arkansas State Drops Policy on Speech Expression Zones
The Associated Press | March 9, 2019


How Should Colleges Respond to Cults of Misinformation?
Atlanta Journal Constitution | March 7, 2019

Arizona Attorney General Office Looks Into MAGA Incident at Perry High School
The Arizona Republic | March 7, 2019

Donald Trump’s Latest Assault on American Free Speech
Chicago Sun-Times | March 7, 2019

Campus Free Speech Bill Revisited
South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network | March 7, 2019

Hundreds Protest Hong Kong Student’s Expulsion From University in Row Over Free Speech
Reuters | March 7, 2019

Free Speech Doesn’t Need the President Fixing a Cultural Problem by Executive Order
The San Francisco Chronicle | March 7, 2019

A Tough Balance
Inside Higher Ed | March 7, 2019


Community Members Gather to Discuss Protesting Ben Shaprio’s Visit to Campus
The Michigan Daily | February 24, 2019

We Must Defend Free Thought
Quillette | February 24, 2019


Free Speech for All, Even Racists and Transphobes
Central Michigan Life | February 22, 2019


Duke Law Students Ask Supreme Court to Hear Case of Free Speech Activists
The Chronicle (Duke University) | February 19, 2019

Is the Campus Free-Speech Crisis Overblown?
The Wall Street Journal | February 19, 2019


‘Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?’
Inside Higher Ed | February 18, 2019

Why Diversity Matters (if Done Properly)
The Kansas State Collegian | February 18, 2019

Stop Few Angry Students on Left from Hijacking Campus Debate
Atlanta Journal Constitution | February 18, 2019

Free Speech Policy Stirs Controversy at University of Michigan
The Detroit News | February 18, 2019


Lawmakers to Talk Presumptive Probation, Campus Free Speech
The Associated Press (South Dakota) | February 17, 2019


GOP Backing Free Speech Bill Aimed at Universities
Bowling Green Daily News (Kentucky) | February 16, 2019


Students Get Death Threats Over ‘Build the Wall’ Display
National Review | February 15, 2019

2/14/19–From Our President

When Students Are Confused About Freedom of Expression, Flip the Script
By Emily Chamlee-Wright and Sarah Skwire
InsideSources | February 14, 2019


University of Arizona Joins the Few Colleges that Don’t Infringe Free Speech (In Writing)
The College Fix | February 12, 2019

Arkansas Senate Backs Bill on Campus Speech
Arkansas Democrat Gazette | February 12, 2019

BU Policies Protecting Free Speech to Get Fresh Look
Boston University Today | February 12, 2019

A Black Graduate Student’s Perspective on University Speech Codes
Diverse Issues in Higher Education | February 12, 2019

The Campus Intellectual Diversity Act: A Proposal
National Review | February 12, 2019

MIT Faces Backlash Over Invited Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Comments
Religion News Service | February 12, 2019

University of Montana Professor Investigated for Political Discrimination
Billings Gazette (Montana) | February 12, 2019

Promoting Intellectual Diversity on Campus, A Legislative Proposal
Powerline | February 12, 2019

Speech: Don’t Censor, Make More
The Los Angeles Loyolan | February 12, 2019


Free Speech Bill Passes Iowa Subcommittee
KCRG (Iowa) | February 11, 2019

Schultz Speech Draws Mixed Reactions
Purdue Exponent | February 11, 2019

See Hate Speech, Leave It Up
Inside Higher Ed | February 11, 2019

Students Discuss Price of Free Speech
The Winchester Star (Virginia) |  February 11, 2019

When Colleges Use Nondiscrimination Policies to Discriminate
The College Fix | February 11, 2019


Lawmakers Revive Push for Campus ‘Free-Speech’
The Gazette (Iowa) | February 10, 2019

Why Left and Right Both Get the Meaning of Academic Freedom Wrong
The Washington Post | February 10, 2019

Campus Carry Threatens Our Right to Free Speech on Campus
The Daily Texan | February 10, 2019

Heather Mac Donald Claimed Racism on Campuses Doesn’t Exist. I Disagree.
The Daily Pennsylvanian | February 10, 2019


University of Texas System Considers Adopting Set of Free Speech Principles
The Daily Texan | February 9, 2019

The Wound in American Education
Washington Free Beacon | February 9, 2019

Students Endorse Free Speech – As Long as They Agree With It
World News Daily | February 9, 2019


Win for Christian Group at Iowa
Inside Higher Ed | February 8, 2019

ND Bill Would Keep Universities from Canceling Speakers for Political Ideology
The Jamestown Sun (North Dakota) | February 8, 2019

Ben Shapiro to Speak at Grand Canyon U After Heated Back-and-Forth
Education Dive | February 8, 2019

Senators Advance Campus Free Speech Bill Amid Discrimination Concerns
Iowa Public Radio | February 8, 2019


Under Fire for Comments on White People
Inside Higher Ed | February 4, 2019

Hey Grand Canyon University, Let Ben Shapiro Speak
Arizona Republic | February 4, 2019