Loyola University Chicago

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Website: http://www.luc.edu/
Type: Private
Federal Circuit: 7th Circuit

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  • Students For Justice In Palestine Gets A Taste Of Discriminatory Treatment

    October 14, 2014

    By Greg Piper at The College Fix Nobody likes political groups. They are so … political! Can’t we all just get along, by censorship, fines and de-recognition if those pesky words don’t work? The Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at Loyola University-Chicago got suspended last month after its members blocked a Hillel information table and harassed its members – trying to stop someone else’s speech. Now, its fellow chapter at Montclair State University found itself on the other side of harassment, this time by its own student government, and the sanctions included a financial hit. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education describes the situation the Montclair State chapter […]

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  • Students, Admins Cite ‘Safe Spaces’ in Seeking Limits to Media Coverage

    November 23, 2015

    One of many noteworthy aspects of the recent protests over racial inequality on dozens of America’s college campuses has been the effort by some protesters to bar members of the press in the name of creating a “safe space” to air their grievances. Many students have voiced concerns that the media would mischaracterize the story or, conversely, that the mere presence of journalists in a public forum would make students uncomfortable voicing their opinions. On November 9, University of Missouri communications professor Melissa Click made headlines when she asked for “muscle” to remove a student journalist from a campus protest […]

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  • Loyola University Chicago Backs Down from Demands That Students Censor Free Speech Wall

    May 12, 2014

    In April, Loyola University Chicago informed a student group planning a “free speech wall” event that it would be required to censor any messages that were “grossly offensive” or “contrary to the University’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and heritage.” After FIRE wrote to remind Loyola of its obligation to honor its promises of broad expressive rights on campus, Loyola backed down from its demands that students censor each other, and the event transpired as planned. FIRE is pleased that Loyola ultimately respected its students’ free speech rights and hopes that it will continue to do so in the future.

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