Southern Illinois U. Says It Won’t Tolerate Activism by Athletes in Uniform, Then Backs Off

August 30, 2018

by Emma Pettit at The Chronicle of Higher Education

Effective this semester, Southern Illinois University athletes and cheerleaders were barred from showing any sign of activism while in uniform — a decision that ran afoul of the First Amendment, according to some free-speech groups. After an outcry, though, the university rescinded the new ban on Thursday, according to the student newspaper, the Daily Egyptian…

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Schools: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Southern Illinois University at Carbondale