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College President Argues Against Free Speech on Campus
« on: April 09, 2019, 08:52:29 AM »
College President Argues Against Free Speech on Campus

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ALANA MASTRANGELO8 Apr 2019

Union College President David R. Harris recently penned an argument against free speech on college campuses, claiming that institutions of higher learning have a responsibility to manage speech by providing “constructive engagement,” so that students can have an optimal learning experience.

Union College president David R. Harris penned an op-ed, entitled, “A Campus Is Not the Place for Free Speech,” in which he argues that it is the role of colleges and universities to filter the conversations on campuses to provide “constructive engagement.”

“I oppose free speech on college campuses,” states Harris in his op-ed, adding that “it is not because I think college campuses should be safe havens from voices on the left and right that violate what I have learned and what I believe,” but that it is “the mission of a higher education institution” to provide students with the appropriate information and context.

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Re: College President Argues Against Free Speech on Campus
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 08:56:34 AM »

  it is “the mission of a higher education institution” to provide students with the appropriate information and context.
 

In other words, the proper progressive philosophies, talking points, hate for conservatism, and hate for hate sake - just like Captain Ahab on Moby Dick. ****sheep****
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Re: College President Argues Against Free Speech on Campus
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 09:26:56 AM »
In other words, only the approved religion on campus. No heretics, apostates, infidels or other malcontents.
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Re: College President Argues Against Free Speech on Campus
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 09:33:52 AM »
It's not only on the subject of politics where colleges try to suppress free speech. Don't forget the Valdosta State University president who infamously expelled a kid for speaking his mind about the building of a new parking garage on campus.
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Valdosta State Case Puts College Officials On Notice: You Can't Violate The First Amendment
George Leef


Occasionally, you come across a legal case so strange that it makes you stop and wonder, “Is this even for real?”

Such a case has recently come to an end with a strong victory for student free speech rights and an equally strong rebuke to the idea many college administrators seem to have that they hold king-like powers on campus. The facts are as follows.  ...

Now, after more than eight years, VSU has made a final settlement -- $900,000 to Barnes for the violation of his rights and payments to his attorneys for their work in vindicating those rights.

One important precedent the case sets pertains to the defense Zaccari tried to raise against the suit, namely that he was protected by “qualified immunity.” That is a legal doctrine which means that public officials can’t be sued for their actions as long as they were acting “reasonably” in the course of their duties. There’s a lot of gray area in that concept, but not an infinite amount. Eventually you get to black – conduct the individual knew or should have known was out of bounds.

In this instance, Zaccari knew that his high-handed treatment of Barnes was on extremely thin ice legally but he recklessly proceeded with his vendetta anyway. His own staff had warned him that expelling Barnes without any opportunity for a hearing where he could challenge the accusation that he posed a danger was illegal. ...

Full story at Forbes
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Re: College President Argues Against Free Speech on Campus
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 02:03:27 PM »
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