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Talk Online With Greg Lukianoff and Samantha Harris
We’re only about forty minutes away now from the online appearances of FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Samantha Harris on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “brown bag” lunch discussion of academic freedom on campus. If you’ve never had the chance to directly ask Greg or Sam a question before, now would be a great opportunity. And in fact, you can ask questions ahead of time, too. Clicking on the link above will take you to the chat, where you can ask questions and read their responses. See you there!
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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.
Twitter removes ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ posts in another loss for free expression on the platform
Blanket bans on words and images with no regard to context shuts down conversations about important issues of public concern.
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.