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Will a UW-Stout professor hang duplicates of two posters taken down in September, now that the university changed its mind after a national First Amendment controversy?
Jim Miller said he might hang a new poster of actor Nathan Fillion, but he first wants some time to see if measures pledged by the administration will ensure free speech on campus.
"If I re-post, it will be a new, glossy shiny poster," said Miller, a professor of theater and speech communication at the Menomonie university.
University administrators sent an email Tuesday to all students, faculty and staff, informing them that UW-Stout officials reconsidered a decision to take down two posters outside Miller's office. The statement defended reasons for taking the posters down due to the "legitimate concern for the violent messages contained in each poster...
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