COLUMN: “National Freedom of Speech Week” reminds us of core value

October 22, 2009

Freedom of speech is one of the most essential freedoms in the United States, and its value and importance on college campuses cannot be understated.

This week is "National Freedom of Speech Week," a perfect time to reflect on the importance of free speech and how it is being viewed and upheld here at OU.

Colleges and universities are among the most common organizations to regularly advertise allegiance to free speech on their campuses.

When first applying for college, many of us looked through different universities' prospective student brochures. Almost all of them proclaim that one of the school's core missions is to promote academic free inquiry, diversity, tolerance or public discourse...

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