Tag:campus free speech

  • Campus free speech bill heads to governor

    RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers have given the green light to a bill protecting free speech at public universities. In a 34-11 vote, House Bill 527, Restore/Preserve Free Speech, passed the Senate on Wednesday. The House, which passed H.B. 527 in April, on Thursday voted 77-34 to concur with the Senate’s revised version of the bill. H.B. 527 requires the University of North Carolina Board of Governors…

  • More UNC campuses giving free speech its due, FIRE reports

    RALEIGH — First Amendment Rights just got the “green light” on two University of North Carolina campuses. New findings from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a nonpartisan research and litigation organization, show a positive shift in speech protections at UNC Greensboro and North Carolina Central University.

  • UNC campuses no longer free-speech zones?

    RALEIGH — What started with a simple conversation among three students at North Carolina State University ended in a lawsuit. Hannalee Alrutz wanted something different, but actions by the administration left her little choice. Alrutz is president of Grace Christian Life, an evangelical campus group at N.C. State with roughly…

  • Campus free speech bill meant to bolster students’ rights

    RALEIGH —  Fifteen of the 16 University of North Carolina system campuses fall short on free-speech protections, a prominent civil-liberties group says. But a new bill, championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, may go far toward honoring students’ First Amendment rights. House Bill 527, “Restore/Preserve…