Day: November 6, 2013

Does Brown Care About Free Speech?

Christina Paxson, Brown’s president, is displaying an admirable commitment  to free speech in the wake of the Ray Kelly heckling incident. In contrast to  college presidents who let censorious protests slide, Paxson is calling for a serious investigation into the events of October 29, when Brown students and Providence community members prevented Kelly from speaking. […]

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Myths, Realities, and Common Sense at Texas

“We should be seeing 12,500 cases a year.” So spoke Jennifer Hammat, Title IX coordinator for the University of Texas. As FIRE’s Peter Bonilla tweeted, “That quote put differently: ‘we should be seeing 250-300 rapes/sexual assaults per week.’” Does anyone (apart, it seems, from Hammat) believe that there are 300 rapes each week at UT? […]

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