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URBANA — A policy governing emails and other electronic communication at the University of Illinois has been put on hold after educational groups raised free-speech concerns about it.
The campus senate was scheduled to discuss the policy Monday afternoon, but the item was pulled from the agenda.
On Friday, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the American Association of University Professors wrote to the interim Chancellor Robert Easter to express "deep concerns" about the proposed policy, saying it would restrict the First Amendment rights and academic freedom of students and faculty...