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Should Expression on Campus Be Limited to Free Speech Zones?

Posted on · A young Blinn College student named Nicole Sanders wanted to start a student organization to advocate for gun rights on the Brenham campus. She was told she could only "engage in expressive activity" in a designated "free speech zone," which is roughly the size of a parking spot. Add this to other “free speech” questions […]

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What Could Colleges Do Better in Handling and Preventing Sexual Assault?

Posted on · This month, theÂU.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil RightsÂreleased aÂlist of colleges being investigated for possible Title IX violationsÂconcerning how they handled complaints of sexual violence and harassment. Most of us are familiar with Title IX’s provisions for equal opportunities for women within college athletics, but the law which prohibits discrimination on the basis […]