‘The Washington Times’ Rings in the Academic Year with a Warning

August 28, 2013

In an editorial welcoming the start of the academic year, The Washington Times issues a warning to students returning to campus this fall. Citing FIRE’s annual speech code report and troubling developments such as the federal “blueprint” for sexual harassment policies, the editorial laments the lack of freedom on today’s campuses and that far too many students are “forced to hand over their constitutional liberties as a condition for receiving their diploma.” But the news isn’t all bad; the Times praises North Carolina’s recent law granting students the right to counsel in non-academic disciplinary proceedings as evidence of the potential for reform. For more on what students can expect this year, visit The Washington Times.

Cases:  University of North Carolina System: Law Guaranteeing Right to Counsel