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Speech Codes

Free Speech on Campus: The 10 Worst Offenders of 2014

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Schools all across the country not only fall short on promises of free expression and academic freedom but openly suppress constitutionally protected speech on campus by using tools such as speech codes to shut down forms of expression that might be uncomfortable, disagreeable, or even offensive to some members of the campus community.

Worthy of Free Expression

Michael Roth | Posted 03.12.2015 | College
Michael Roth

Let us remember the journalists, police and other brave souls who were killed by those who could not abide difference and challenge without resorting to murder. Let us cultivate the spirit of satire and of critique, but also of reverence and of affection, in ways that challenge the conventions of the moment.

Colleges: Drop Your Speech Codes

David Moshman | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
David Moshman

If you are a college official responsible for administering a speech code, here are four reasons to eliminate that code immediately.

Speech Codes: Alive and Well, 10 Years Later

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Ten years ago, in the summer of 2003, Harvey Silverglate and I published a piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education called "Speech Codes: Alive and ...

Tyler Kingkade

UNC 'Intimidation' Case Against Student Alleging Sexual Assault Raises Free Speech Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.14.2013 | College

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has dropped its case against Landen Gambill, a sophomore student UNC accused of creating an intimidating ...

Fraternities: Disastrous for Free Speech on Campus?

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.05.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Make no mistake, the dilemmas posed by fraternity incidents have ramifications far beyond Greek life. The free speech controversies posed by fraternities -- and the responses to them -- often threaten the free speech rights of all students.

The Department of Education, Yale, And the New Threat to Free Speech on Campus

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 08.15.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Since the 1980s, harassment policies have been the main vehicle for campus speech codes -- that is, collegiate policies that restrict speech protected by the First Amendment.

Nietzsche, Buddhism, and Burning College Newspapers: My Interview with spiked

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Last week I sat down for an interview in my backyard in Brooklyn with Brendan O'Neill, editor of the British online magazine spiked. Brendan has been ...

Outing Campus Censors in U.S. News & World Report

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

In this age of campus obsession with sensitivity above all else, some may think that criticizing a university professor could rightfully land a student in hot water. But colleges and universities must not insulate themselves from serious controversy.

Dust-Up Round 3! Ben Stein's Expelled

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Lukianoff

If Ben Stein cares so much about free speech and academic freedom, where has he been all these years?