Stop squelching speech

October 6, 2006

A free speech controversy has hit Columbia's campus-even if some refuse to admit it. On Wednesday, the Office of Athletic Communications released a statement announcing a reduced punishment for the men's ice hockey club. While we are pleased the club has regained its season, even the remaining punishment is disconcerting. Administrators and student government representatives have eschewed the free speech issue at the heart of the controversy, instead clinging to the club's procedural errors and disciplinary history as being the reasons behind the punishment...

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