Free speech

White House executive order prods colleges on free speech, program-level data and risk sharing

President delivers on promise to punish colleges that don't show they guarantee free speech on campus, and includes language on outcomes data and risk sharing. But it's unclear what force it will carry.

Looming White House executive actions on higher education may cover more than free speech

White House may be planning executive actions on program-level outcomes data and student loan risk sharing, as well as on free speech, perhaps around the release of its proposed budget next week.

Leaders of journalism schools have condemned Trump's attacks on the press

After remaining fairly silent about Trump's repeated attacks on the press, journalism school leaders are starting to speak up.

A university tests free speech mettle, ensuring graduation of Charlottesville marcher

Colleges are routinely accused of intolerance toward nonliberal views. One university did all it could to ensure that a literal poster boy for white supremacy got his degree.

Calls for Stanford RA to be fired after he threatens to fight Zionists

A student at Stanford University is under fire for posting that he would "physically fight" Zionists who came onto the campus -- and some are questioning whether the university is taking his words seriously enough.

UCLA will limit how much it will pay in security on outside speakers

For certain events, UCLA will only cover $100,000 worth of security each year for speakers outside the university, a unique spending cap so far in higher education.

Timing and tone are key to a college president's response to controversial speakers on campus

Knowing when and how to publicly disavow and disagree with a campus speaker is a skill all college presidents need. Experts say timing and tone are key.

University of Virginia bans white supremaicst who started "Unite the Right" rally last year

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University of Virginia bans organizer of last year's fatal Unite the Right rally from coming on campus after calls from students and professors to do so.

Punishments for shouting down college speakers run the gamut

Colleges and universities aren’t eager to punish students who shout down speakers, but they must follow their own policies and foster an environment conducive to free speech, experts say.

Three books arrive on campus free speech debates

After a year of constant debate and considerable divisiveness, three texts seek to make the discussion more productive.

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