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Are colleges trying to be too nice?

January 24, 2006

RALEIGH - Can niceness be codified? Can you actually make a policy requiring politeness and only politeness?

Apparently a number of colleges and universities across the nation, including some in North Carolina, think you can.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, an organization monitoring First Amendment practices on college campuses throughout the nation, believes that a number of the state's public universities go overboard in trying to mandate niceness. In fact, a report that FIRE recently issued says that policies at many schools in the University of North Carolina system are overbroad and likely unconstitutional... Download file "Are colleges trying to be too nice?"

Schools: University of North Carolina – Wilmington University of North Carolina – Greensboro University of North Carolina – Pembroke University of North Carolina – Charlotte University of North Carolina School of the Arts Cases: University of North Carolina System: State of the First Amendment