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THE STATE OF FREE SPEECH

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Kelsey Dickerson

on 16 February 2018

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Transcript of THE STATE OF FREE SPEECH

on college & university campuses
Legalities and ethics
History and Causes
"Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech." - Benjamin Franklin
Current state of free expression
Our concerns
$1.25
Friday, February 16, 2018
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Spencer at University of Florida
What we can do as students and journalists
Recommendations
Student Body
Incoming students complete online survey before living on campus

Make speeches more like forums

Educational events on freedom of expression

A campus free speech booklet published yearly

Make information more available

THE STATE OF FREE SPEECH
What we found:
We spent a semester studying the state of free speech on college campuses. We read through several articles dissecting free speech and student's perception of the first amendment.
-The market place of ideas is failing
John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty" and John Milton "Areopagitica"

- Free speech zones
HB 471

-Change in culture
The Chronicle of Higher Ed
The End of Academe: Free Speech and the Silencing of Dissent
Controversial speakers on college campuses
Richard Spencer
- A White Nationalist and president of the National Policy Institute

Charles Murray
- an American libertarian, political scientisit and author

Milo Yiannopoulos
- A British political commentator and writer

Betsey DeVos
- U.S.
Secretary of Education

Ben Shapiro
- An American conservative and political commentator

Ann Coulter
- An American conservative, social and political commentator
1798: Alien and Sedition Acts


1859: John Stuart Mill,
On Liberty


1917: Espionage Act

1918: The Seditious Acts


1969: Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District

1973: Joyner v. Whiting


2004: Dean vs. Utica Community Schools

2017: House Bill 471

First Amendment time, place and manner restrictions
Student's mental health
- Public Universities:
Legal:
Extra-Legal:
-Ethics:
- Fees & law suits:
Government funding
-Neutrality:
What qualifies for t/p/m?
University of Florida: $500,000
2017: Ohio state, Penn state, Michigan
2018: Kent state, Univ. Cincinnati
"When is speech violence?"
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