U of I faces backlash after decision on campus political activity

October 3, 2008

By Megan Twohey at the Chicago Tribune

Students and professors at the University of Illinois rallied for Barack Obama on the Urbana-Champaign campus Thursday - holding signs, passing out fliers and registering people to vote - to probe an increasingly controversial question as the November elections approach: Is it legal for employees and students at state colleges to express support for political candidates while on campus?

Schools: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield Cases: University of Illinois System: Faculty and Student Employees Banned from Participating in Political Activity on Campus