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Foley Distinguished Lecture with Howard Gillman On March 29, 2018, Howard Gillman presented the Foley Distinguished Lecture: “Free speech and inclusion on campus” at Washington State University.
Chancellor Gillman to co-chair advisory board of new National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement
“LIBERALISM is white supremacy!” shouted the students, as their hapless speaker—Claire Gastañaga of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)—looked on. The protesters at the College of William and Mary, the alma mater of Thomas Jefferson, went further still. “The revolution will not uphold the constitution” they chanted on September 27th. “Nazis don’t deserve free speech”. [...]
When officials at the University of Utah learned in late August that a student group had invited Ben Shapiro, a fiery conservative commentator, to speak on campus, they had to grapple with an increasingly thorny question: how to ensure that everyone’s free speech rights — both Mr. Shapiro’s and those of the student protesters — [...]
In the rst weeks of the new school year, campuses across the country are again in the thick of the war over free speech. As in recent years, a familiar pattern is emerging: Conservatives look to bring conservative speakers to campus. Some liberal faculty and students object, claiming that hateful and offensive voices cause great [...]
Free speech is under attack in colleges and universities throughout the United States. A survey taken in 2015 revealed that 72% of students at Yale believe university officials should take disciplinary action against anyone on campus “who uses language that is considered racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise offensive.” Another poll found that about 50% [...]
To the freshman Class of 2021, and to all our transfer students: Welcome to the beginning of one of the great adventures of your life! The years to come will be exciting, unforgettable in the best possible way. It's going to be great - great but not easy, not without its challenges. If it [...]