The Young Americans for Liberty at Quinnipiac University will host a lecture by Will Creeley, FIRE’s Director of Legal and Public Advocacy, tonight at 6:45 p.m. in the Grand Courtroom. In addition to discussing speech codes on campus and Quinnipiac’s “red light” rating, Will will discuss the importance of a free student press and the problems Quinnipiac has had in the past with its student newspaper. Last year, the university threatened student organizations that associated with The Quad News, an independent student paper formed by former editors of the official school paper who resigned over an administrative takeover, with expulsion. The action garnered criticism from FIRE, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and other student papers.
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