MU’s statement is rooted in First Amendment policy.
Adam Seagrave: “A man has a property in his opinions. In this age of Twitter, Facebook and social media, behind every opinion is a person ... Even if it’s expressed online or through a computer screen, that’s still part of a person."
The council unanimously sent two proposals to the Board of Curators and tabled two other recommendations for further discussion.
The proposal is a recommendation to remove or revise rules, such as a ban against using chalk on campus surfaces, that restrict free speech.
After an eventful 2015–16 school year, this fall brings the possibility of more newsworthy events regarding administration and campus life.
The newly released recommendations by an ad hoc committee on the use of public spaces need to be more specific.
The policy is based in part on the Campus Free Expression Act, which allows for protests and events to take place almost anywhere on campus
Vice Chancellor of Operations Gary Ward: “We’ve got a dark cloud right now over the institution. We can’t sugarcoat that.”
Suspension comes after being charged for third-degree assault on Monday.
The committee of 13 members will evaluate whether MU “responded appropriately to events this past fall.”
Communications law professor Sandy Davidson: “On a university campus we should try to elevate the ethical standards. We should have respect.”
“The best way to counter what you think is bad speech is with more good speech,” said YAL President Ian Paris
Embrace complexity; sometimes a story is about more than right and wrong.
The director of the Missouri branch of the ACLU called MUPD’s efforts “too much and too little.”
The passing of the Campus Free Expression Act makes Missouri only the second state in the country to protect students First Amendment rights in this manner.
An exploration of the parallels between censorship in China and the culture of political correctness in the US.
The symposium included speeches from students, professors and professionals.