University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Location: Whitewater, Wisconsin
Website: http://www.uww.edu
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Federal Circuit: 7th Circuit

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  • University of Wisconsin: Students’ Due Process Rights

    March 13, 2009

    FIRE successfully persuaded the University of Wisconsin’s Board of Regents to affirm due process rights for students, including the option of a hearing before a committee including student peers, attorney representation in the case of serious allegations, and both e-mail and paper notification of proceedings. The Board had proposed changes to the State Administrative Code governing infractions and judicial procedures within Wisconsin’s public universities that would have limited due process rights and granted more discretion to administrators. FIRE’s Adam Kissel engaged in a speaking tour of University of Wisconsin schools in opposition to these changes, even speaking before the Board […]

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  • Supreme Court neglects the right to free student press

    March 8, 2006

    Royal Purple Staff Opinion The United States Supreme Court made a decision Feb. 24 that opened the door for the restriction of speech of college students nationwide. In 1988, Hazelwood vs. Ferguson secured the right of educational institutions up to and through a high school level to censor student run publications based on content. This decision was extended through the university level in June 2005 by the 7th Court of Appeals in Chicago. The district covers Wisconsin and Indiana as well, potentially subjecting a number of University of Wisconsin System publications to the same censorship. In refusing recently to hear […]

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  • Fighting Words 101

    March 14, 2005

    Colorado legislator Bob Hagedorn admits that when he proposed Senate Bill 85 in December, he was thinking of himself. In the wake of last fall’s polarizing race for the White House, Hagedorn, a Democrat who is also a political-science professor at Metropolitan State College in Denver, grew more and more worried about saying the wrong thing as his students debated contentious issues like George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind initiative and the teaching of creationism in schools. Earlier in the year, students had filed bias complaints against a colleague who had criticized Republicans. “I’m thinking ‘My God, we don’t […]

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  • Speech Code of the Month: University of Wisconsin Whitewater

    September 7, 2011

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for September 2011: University of Wisconsin Whitewater (UWW). Remember a few years back when Taco Bell decided that three meals a day were not enough and created “fourthmeal,” “the meal between dinner and breakfast”? Well, UWW has done something similar, but with extra censorship instead of melted cheese at midnight. Legally, there are two types of sexual harassment. There is quid pro quo (“this for that”) harassment, which occurs when someone requests sexual favors in exchange for a benefit such as a promotion or a better grade. Hostile environment harassment occurs when, […]

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  • The Golden Rule and Academic Freedom

    February 18, 2005

    There are many lessons to be learned from the battle at the University of Colorado at Boulder over whether the former ethnic studies departmental chair, but still tenured professor Ward Churchill, should be dismissed from the faculty. The ostensible grounds for the current investigation are suspected irregularities in his academic background that might justify stripping him of tenure and his professorship. The real reason, of course, is that Professor Churchill Web-published an article shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, that denigrated the victims in the World Trade Center twin towers, comparing them to functionaries in the Nazi killing […]

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