Protesters said it was "absolutely, unequivocally" not their intention to shut down Legutko. The administration panicked anyway.
Free Speech at Colleges
The speech had been cosponsored by three faculty-run programs at the College.
Harvard President Lawrence Bacow to Activist Students Who Shut Down His Talk: ‘The Heckler’s Veto Has No Place’ Here
"Everyone who has been invited to speak at Harvard in recent memory-has been able to do so."
In Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, Nicholas Christakis says natural selection "prewires" us for peaceful co-existence.
A clear violation of the First Amendment -- and not even justified under the College's own stated reasons.
Professor at Augsburg University (Minnesota) Suspended for Classroom Discussion About Quoting the Word “Nigger”
The discussion stemmed from a student's reading a sentence in class from James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time.
Universities May Have Duty to Block Students’ Access to Sites That Carry Supposedly “Harassing” Statements About Students
A bad decision from the Fourth Circuit, aptly criticized by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
First Amendment Lawsuit Challenges U.T.-Austin’s Prohibition of Speech That Is ‘Offensive,’ ‘Biased,’ ‘Uncivil,’ or ‘Rude’
The university's definition of "harassment" is breathtakingly broad.
The Hamilton, Texas City Manager, claims the police didn't threaten her or forcibly remove the sign, but that "a police member visited the owner's home, and the owner asked the officer to take the sign."
Professor Defends a Woman Accused of a Sex Crime, University Forces Him to Undergo Sexual Harassment Training
"Can a faculty member now never speak on the character of an ex-student when they are in trouble with the law?"
The Office for Civil Rights decision is in some ways opaque and equivocal, but the message to universities seems pretty powerful -- such decisions about enforcing Title VI of the Civil Rights of Act may turn on whether the university tolerates certain criticisms of Israel that OCR has now labeled "anti-Semitic."
If you believe that unconstitutional speech codes are a scandal at public universities, two recent cases should worry you.
"It was explained to them why this is hate speech and that it is offensive and triggering."
At behest of a feminist professor, an academic journal's board reportedly threatened to "harass the journal until it died."
Campus mental health, freedom of speech, and government policy.
There is no "clearly established" First Amendment rights of public university professional school students to engage in such speech, a federal court holds.
The policy -- here, applied to someone passing out religious valentines -- also bans "signs ... with offensive content," and more generally limits even nonoffensive signs and leafleting to a narrow "free speech zone."
Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff explain how "good intentions and bad ideas" have made young people super-fragile-and how to make things better.
Rutgers Can Criticize a White Professor for Anti-White Racism, But Punishing Him Would Violate Free Speech
"Okay, officially, I now hate white people" is a gross statement that deserves First Amendment protection.
[UPDATE: The university is now reported (as of Friday, May 25) to be saying that no investigation is taking place, and that the original student newspaper account saying that there was such an investigation was mistaken; but the university hadn't responded to FIRE's earlier queries about the matter, and it hadn't responded to my query before I had to put up my post.]
New study explores liberal bias of university faculty-it's worse than we thought
Josh Blackman is one of the leading young libertarian/conservative law professors in the country.
Video of Cato Institute Book Forum on Keith Whittington’s “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech”
The Forum features a talk by the author, with commentary by me.
"They are being watched, and that's a problem."
Very glad to see that there won't be a heckler's tax on the student group's invitation.
A year after fiery political protests erupted on campus, we visited to find out when students think it's OK to respond to words with violence.
Yes, Milo Should Be Allowed to Speak on College Campuses (But That Does Not Mean You Should Invite Him) [with Update]
A conservative UCLA Professor explains why the UCLA College Republicans should rescind their invitation to a vile controversialist.
State senator proposes mandatory minimums for repeat First Amendment violators.
Clearly unconstitutional, and a threat to a vast range of other, much more serious, speech.
The state will pay damages and legal fees for violating the First Amendment rights of ISU activists.
But there's no "hate speech" exception to the First Amendment.