This month the UW Board of Regents approved a resolution that allows UW students who have “dismiss[ed] the expressive rights of others” to be suspended after having done so twice, and expelled after having done so three times. And — today the white supremacist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak on the University of Florida campus […]
This week we’re revisiting a conversation that we had back in February about the nuances of free speech on college campuses. The subject has only become more tangled and more urgent over the past few months. Across the country, people across the political spectrum have used incidents like Ann Coulter’s decision to cancel a speech […]
Last week, controversial libertarian political scientist and author of The Bell Curve was invited to speak at an off-campus lecture for the University of Wisconsin. The “Disinvited Dinner” event was organized to allow speakers to come that have been rejected from speaking at other educational institutions. Where is the line between free speech and hate speech […]
It seems lately that every political commentator and columnist has become an authority on the state of free speech on college campuses. We’re constantly hearing that universities have been taken over by coddled students demanding to be protected from any idea or opinion that might make them uncomfortable. Lately the debate over campus speech has gotten […]
Who pays for free speech? Last weekend, an attendee at the Wisconsin-Nebraska game in Camp Randall wore a costume depicting President Barack Obama with a noose around its head, with a second person depicting Trump, holding the noose. The fans were asked to remove the noose by stadium officials; however, they were allowed to stay […]
In response to a caller, Monday Buzz host Brian Standing gives listeners advice about what to expect if you are arrested for singing in the Wisconsin State Capitol.