Univ. of Chicago Held Up as National Model for Free Speech

September 29, 2015

By Peter Fricke at Campus Reform

A policy statement produced earlier this year by the University of Chicago affirming the school’s commitment to free speech is being held up as a national model for other schools to adopt.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) announced Monday that it is embarking on a national campaign to encourage colleges and universities to adopt a version of the statement approved by Chicago’s Committee on Freedom of Expression, which disavows the suppression of any ideas simply because they might be offensive or distasteful...

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