FIRE’s Heat Douses Student Censorship in Oregon

March 10, 2005

In a sudden turn of events, the University of Oregon student government has increased funding to a conservative student magazine that had been the target of alleged viewpoint discrimination.

FIRE's director of legal and public advocacy, Greg Lukianoff, was taken back by the student leaders' reaction.

"The Commentator, somewhat unsurprisingly, made fun of [Hill-Meyer]," says Lukianoff. "[But] for that to lead to a situation where the student government refuses to recognize their mission, refuses to fund them for several months, and continues to debate whether or not they have to recognize a group at all, is simply remarkable...

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