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‘Reason’ Riffs on ‘Hot for Teacher’ Case
Jacob Sullum of Reason's blog Hit & Run takes on the case of Joseph Corlett at Oakland University in an entry titled "When is Quoting Van Halen a Crime?" Sullum provides a rundown of the case, including the fact that Corlett's views on concealed carry on campus were used as evidence against him. Sullum notes, "It's pretty clear that Corlett's journal entries did not amount to sexual harassment. Are they nevertheless a kind of disruptive speech that universities should punish?" He also asks, "[W]hat, if anything, do his views on gun control have to do with it?" An excellent question—and one Oakland has yet to answer.
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Cornell must reject student government’s call for trigger warnings
Cornell University’s student assembly adopted a resolution urging the administration to require faculty to provide content warnings prior to discussing potentially “triggering” material in the classroom.
Wayne State professor suspended after provocative Facebook post criticizing shout downs
Wayne State University Professor Steven Shaviro used his personal Facebook account to criticize protestors who shout down speakers with purportedly bigoted views.
A step in the right direction: West Virginia Governor signs ‘New Voices’ bill into law
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed the Student Journalism and Press Freedom Protection Act into law, granting statutory protections to student journalists in public K-12 schools and public institutions of higher education.
Stanford’s Gerald Gunther warned against campus limits on free speech three decades ago — First Amendment News 373
Professor Collins provides insight into the Stanford shoutdown of a federal judge through the example of Stanford Law School’s renowned constitutionalist Gerald Gunther (1927-2002), who predicted the problem that today has engulfed his law school.