Yosemite Community College District board to address free speech policy on campuses

December 9, 2013

By Nan Austin at The Modesto Bee

MODESTO - Columbia College is slated to get a permanent president and an update to its policy on free speech Wednesday at the Yosemite Community College District board meeting.

The district's policy drew fire after student Robert Van Tuinen was prohibited from distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17 - Constitution Day - at Modesto Junior College. Films of the incident, posted on YouTube by an advocacy organization, drew nationwide interest and the school received thousands of angry calls and emails...

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