Wesleyan’s Possible $17,000 cut to its Student Newspaper Sparks National Outrage, Debate

October 26, 2015

By Madeline Will at Student Press Law Center 

Wesleyan University, a small, private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut, has become the face of a national debate over freedom of speech, censorship and to what extent offensive speech should be tolerated.

In mid-September, a student and Iraq War veteran Bryan Stascavage wrote an opinion piece for the Wesleyan Argus criticizing Black Lives Matter. Since then, students have stolen newspapers, publicly shamed Stascavage and launched a petition demanding that the Argus be defunded if it does not meet certain measures to increase diversity...

Schools: Wesleyan University