Princeton Editors Demand Free-Speech Overhaul to Allow Maximum Debate

April 14, 2015

By Greg Piper at The College Fix

The Daily Princetonian will take the administration’s bet, and raise it another.

In an editorial on the university’s new statement guaranteeing “the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn,” the editors says that’s not enough:

We suggest the University go one step further and wholly replace the existing free speech code in the guidebook with the new statement.

The current code bears a “red light” designation from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, due to policies that “both clearly and substantially restrict freedom of speech.” The present language allows for University sanctions against an individual whose verbal behavior “demeans” or “intimidates” another...