Thank goodness for FIRE: Taken from FIRE’s website in regard to UCSD’s latest censorship attempt

Gabriella HoffmanGabriella Hoffman 6 Comments

February 24, 2010 UC San Diego Freezes Funds for 33 Media Groups, Dissolves Student TV, Threatens to Punish Students for Protected Speech February 23, 2010 SAN DIEGO, February 23, 2010—The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and its student government have violated the First Amendment by freezing funds for 33 student media organizations, dissolving the student-run television station, and threatening …

Guest Column on UCSD: History is too easily forgotten

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The following was submitted in response to a prior post on the recent controversy at UCSD, entitled “The UCSD Overreaction & the Death of Free Speech.” Mr. Schwartz responds to the italicized portions of that first article… Guest Column by Michael Schwartz “The party was obviously meant to be funny although the theme was definitely in poor taste.” That the …

The UCSD Overreaction & the Death of Free Speech

Gabriella HoffmanGabriella Hoffman 11 Comments

From Alec Weisman, Editor-in-Chief of the California Review about UCSD’s latest attempt to restrict free speech on campus: Alec Weisman, Editor-in-Chief Last weekend, individuals from several fraternities decided to throw a racially-themed party mocking Black History Month, called the “Compton Cookout.” This ghetto-themed party was definitely offensive, as it urged people to wear specific outfits and fulfill various stereotyped behaviors. …