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‘Not every opinion is valid’: Free speech wall torn down

Posted January 22nd, 2013 by JayEarth
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I think that this story speaks for itself, but this is another story highlighting an attack against free speech at Universities. I recently graduated from Carleton University and I wish I could say that these kind of events were rare. This piece has many priceless quotes including “Only someone who had gone to university could write something so utterly stupid,” referring to the public explanation given by the individual who tore down the free speech wall.

Much more in the news article itself, but you have to read it to believe it.

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College requires students to buy $180 art textbook with no photos

Posted September 19th, 2012 by Razor512
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A university in Canada requires students to purchase an art history textbook for $180, but to make matters worst, due to copyright claims, all photos were removed from the book, but the students are still required to purchase the books as a requirement for their class.

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Critics of ‘post-birth abortion’ guilty of ‘hate speech’

“The editor of an ethics journal that recently published an article advocating infanticide (what the authors call ‘post-birth abortion’), has responded to widespread criticism by pointing out that promoting the killing of newborns is nothing new: in fact, in the Netherlands infant euthanasia is already legal and practiced."

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Is an anti police state poster a "threat?"

Posted September 27th, 2011 by Mick4747
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A University of Wisconsin professor has been threatened with criminal charges after placing a series of posters on his office door. The first poster featured a picture of and quote from the character Mal Reynolds from the television series "Firefly" that, according to the university police chief, could be interpreted as "a threat." After the first poster was removed by said police chief, the professor, James Miller, put up a second poster featuring a cop clad in riot gear with this caption, "Warning: Fascism. Fascism can cause blunt head trauma and/or violent death.

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Professor Takes Box Cutter to Students' Free Speech Wall

Professor cuts out insult to Obama on students' 'free speech wall' with box cutter; Police threaten students with misdemeanor for public profanity

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University of Texas Endowment Investing in Gold

Posted April 18th, 2011 by celestrion
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Taking a cue from Harry Browne, the firm responsible for managing the endowment that pays the bills for the University of Texas has invested nearly a billion dollars in gold bullion as a hedge against inflation. Board members specifically cited concern over the Federal Reserve's unreserved printing of paper dollars as a motivation for the purchase.

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What you already knew: college is a bad investment

Posted January 18th, 2011 by wtfk
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You are told that to make it in life, you must go to college. You work hard to get there. You or your parents drain savings or take out huge loans to pay for it all.

And you end up learning ... not much.

A study of more than 2,300 undergraduates found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years....

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Sheriff Nullification of CCW Ban at Colorado State University

Posted February 25th, 2010 by joelberg
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“I have told the CSU police chief I will not support this in any way,” Sheriff Alderden told The Gazette. “If anyone with one of my permits gets arrested for concealed carry at CSU, I will refuse to book that person into my jail. Furthermore, I will show up at court and testify on that person’s behalf, and I will do whatever I can to discourage a conviction. I will not be a party to this very poor decision.”

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