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Colleges search for answer to high spending on controversial speakers

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Administrators don’t yet know how to handle the high costs of controversial figures appearing on their campuses.

Students' opinions on free speech divided

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A new FIRE survey reveals that students broadly support the civil liberty but think there should be limitations.

As speaker interruptions continue, controversial policy is adopted in Wisconsin

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University of Oregon is third institution in two weeks where speakers have had talks disrupted. Wisconsin board adopts controversial measure that can threaten students who disrupt speakers with expulsion.

Attorney General Sessions blasts colleges on issues of free speech

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Attorney General Sessions blasts colleges on issues of free expression.

U.S. appeals court finds student accused of sexual assault was denied due process

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Federal panel blocks suspension of University of Cincinnati graduate student, saying institution did not respect his constitutional rights after he was accused of sexual assault.

Racist Facebook page discovered at Pomona

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Weeks after Harvard University voided the admission of incoming students who participated in a racist Facebook group, the California college grapples with a similar group involving hundreds of current students.

Education Department releases interim directions for Title IX compliance

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Education Department rescinds two guidance documents from Obama administration and issues new directions on how colleges should comply with Title IX. New regulation will follow a formal notice-and-comment period.

DeVos says federal Title IX guidelines have ‘failed,’ will seek public input for new regulation

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Education secretary says department will replace “failed” guidance on campus sexual assault, praised by many survivors’ advocates, with temporary compliance “information” before soliciting comment and issuing new regulations.

Three books arrive on campus free speech debates

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

Campus administrators reassure students of protections after Title IX announcement

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After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announces plan to change rules around campus sexual assault investigations, many college-based professionals reassure students that their commitment to preventing and punishing sexual assault remains unchanged.

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