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Tag: First Amendment

Education Department Launches Free Speech Hotline for Higher Ed Community

During a December 8 meeting, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new national free speech hotline email where individuals can report First Amendment...

Free Speech Center Launches Publication About First Amendment Issues in Higher...

In December 2019, the University of California (UC) National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement published its first edition of Speech Spotlight, a...

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s Retirement Has Major Implications for Equal Rights...

On June 27, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced plans to retire later this summer. Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Kennedy is a...

Coping with the Proliferation of Hate and Bias on College Campuses

Incidents of hate, bullying, and additional forms of racial and other bias have proliferated on college campuses in recent years. Charlottesville, Va. — once...

Taking Liberties: The Need for First Amendment Education in the New...

The impact of increasing political polarization in the U.S. is nowhere more prevalent than on college campuses, where students are feeling more and more...

Disinvited: Political Ideologies and Free Speech Collide on College Campuses

The lessons colleges and universities are learning from hosting controversial speakers In a time of both increasing diversity and deepening political divides, U.S. colleges and universities...

University Lifts Ban on Offensive Symbolism in Student Dorms

On Tuesday, Kutztown University (KU), in Pennsylvania, backtracked on a recently proposed ban that would have barred “distasteful” and “demeaning” decorations in residence halls,...