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Florida State Suspends Student Group for Disrupting Board Meeting

Florida State University has suspended its campus chapter of Students for a Democratic Society after members chanting pro-Palestinian slogans disrupted...
Pro-Palestine protester at Harvard stands in front of man holding Israeli flag

Bruised and Battered, Harvard Seeks a Smoother Path for Student Protests

After a fall semester of blistering criticism for its handling of campus protests of the Israel-Hamas war, the university wants faculty to adopt a “content-neutral” plan for addressing classroom disruptions this semester.

A photo of three rocks, two of which read "people = people," one of which says "love them both" over the Palestinian flag.

Campus Tensions Over Gaza Extend to ‘Spirit Rocks’

UT Dallas students have long had free rein to paint messages on spirit rocks. Dueling graffiti about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict prompted officials to intervene.

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Dartmouth president Sian Leah Beilock sit at a large table, with two students in the foreground.

Success Program Launch: Encouraging Dialogue on Controversial Topics

A new initiative from Dartmouth College helps students engage in academic inquiry by having challenging conversations with their peers.

A photograph of seven demonstrators holding signs in a building as someone walks by. One sign says "Protect Pro-Palestine Activism" and another says "Stop Silencing Activism for Palestinians."

MLA Delegates Pass Motion Defending Pro-Palestine Speech

A leading opponent of the statement said it represented “an organizational pivot to anti-Zionism.”

A document bears the heading "First Amendment," with a pen lying atop it. The bottom of a waving American flag is visible in the upper lefthand corner of the image.
Opinion

Just Follow the First Amendment

Private colleges should stop taking sides on speech, Max Schanzenbach and Kimberly Yuracko write.

Harvard president Claudine Gay, seated at a witness table in the foreground, at a Dec. 5 congressional hearing on antisemitism on campuses. Behind her former University of Pennsylvania president Elizabeth Magill can be clearly seen.
Opinion

Congresswoman, Have You No Shame?

The congressional hearing on antisemitism showed why universities should adopt a stance of principled neutrality, John Tomasi writes.

A pro-Israeli protester holds an Israeli flag unfurled. In front of her, hands can be seen holding pro-Palestinian signs, including one that reads “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
Opinion

From the Ivies to UC, Campus Speech Should Be Free

Colleges are hypocritical in their handling of offensive speech, but the answer isn’t to expand the range of punishable utterances, Alex Small writes.