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Should colleges be required to prohibit bullying and harassment?

December 10, 2010

Expanding the definition of "harassment" to punish hurtful or insensitive speech on college campuses has been tried again and again over the past three decades with disastrous consequences for free speech. Since the tragic recent suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, whom authorities say took his own life following his roommate's online broadcast of Clementi's intimate encounter with another man, demands are on the rise for an expansion of the legal definition of harassment to protect college students from "bullying...

Cases: Federal Anti-Harassment Bill Threatens First Amendment Rights on Campus