Location: Villanova, Pennsylvania
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit
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April 3, 2017
FIRE staff heard rumors last week that Charles Murray, a controversial conservative social scientist, would be speaking at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. The event was scheduled for about a month after a protest of Murray’s March 2 lecture at Middlebury College turned violent. (That event left a faculty member with a neck injury.) Given the history of animosity that some have for Murray, who co-authored The Bell Curve, we felt it was important to attend his lecture and see how he would be received at Villanova. It was hard to miss the police presence upon arriving to […]» Read More
April 3, 2017
Additional video coverage of FIRE’s March 30 trip to Villanova University to cover a speech by conservative social scientist Charles Murray. Click this link for FIRE’s full coverage of the event.» Read More
February 24, 2012
In a letter sent today, FIRE and the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) have asked Villanova University to explain how academic freedom and free speech are safe on campus in the wake of Villanova’s decision to cancel a workshop sponsored by faculty in the university’s Department of Communication. The workshop by gay-rights activist and artist Tim Miller, scheduled for April 16-20, was canceled after criticism of the content of Miller’s past work came to the attention of Villanova’s senior leadership. The workshop is not necessarily related to any of Miller’s past performances, and Villanova has strongly stated that although it […]» Read More
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