Free Speech Zones, Past and Present
July 10, 2007
by William Creeley
In yesterday’s Campus Alert
, FIRE’s weekly column in the New York Post
, we discussed the disturbing prevalence of free speech zones at America’s public universities. Providing readers with a representative sample of schools that either currently maintain free speech zones or have done so in the past, we wrote:
Onerous speech zones have been reported at Clemson University in South Carolina, Western Illinois University, Florida State University, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, University of Oregon, California State University at Chico, West Virginia University, University of Nevada at Reno, Citrus College in California and the University of Northern Texas, as well as many other campuses.
FIRE is proud of our success in combating free speech zones at campuses across the country, and we commend schools like the ones mentioned above for their responsiveness in bringing their policies in line with the First Amendment.