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Speech Codes: Alive and Well at Colleges…

August 1, 2003

By Greg Lukianoff and Harvey Silverglate at The Chronicle of Higher Education

Five years ago, a higher-education editor for The New York Times informed one of us, Harvey Silverglate, that Neil L. Rudenstine -- then president of Harvard University -- had insisted that Harvard did not have, much less enforce, any "speech codes." Silverglate suggested the editor dig deeper, because virtually any undergraduate could contest the president's claim... Download file "Speech Codes: Alive and Well at Colleges..."

Schools: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Columbia University Harvard University Citrus College California Polytechnic State University University of Texas at Austin Tufts University Cases: Columbia Law School: Threat to Punish Professor for ‘Hostile Environment’ Due to Exam Question California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly): Use of Disruption Claim to Suppress Free Speech Citrus College: Speech Code Litigation Shippensburg University: Speech Code Litigation Harvard University: Threat to Discipline Student Newspaper Staff for Publishing Satirical Cartoon Harvard University: Proposed Speech Codes Tufts University: Use of Sexual Harassment Allegations to Suppress Protected Speech