A crowd gathers near the University of California, Berkeley campus during a rally for free speech on April 27, 2017. Demonstrators gathered amid a strong police presence in anticipation of controversial speaker Ann Coulter.
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New laws pending in Wisconsin and North Carolina would require public universities to punish students who disrupt campus speakers. But these laws would do more to hinder free speech than protect it.
Banners on the campus of Kent State University commemorating the anniversary of the May 4 shootings.
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The May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State still loom large in our national conscience. What do these events tell us about the role of the university in today's climate of student protest?
Students protested at UC Berkeley on both sides: in opposition to Ann Coulter and in support of free speech.
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What legal rules must colleges and universities follow when it comes to speech on campus? And, beyond legal requirements, what is a school's obligation to protect – or limit – free speech?
High school and college students protested Trump’s inauguration at Seattle Central College in January.
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When it comes to politics these days, it feels like everything is 'my way or the highway.' What can colleges do to end this moral fundamentalism and get students listening to each other?
Students for a Democratic Society was the largest – and arguably most successful – student activist organization in U.S. history.
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Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
Not the best way to shut someone up.
Student protesters thought they were silencing someone they despise. But they actually gave their opponent a far louder voice.
Protestors at the University of California, Berkeley campus oppose the appearance of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
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UC Berkeley had a duty to protect the free speech of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and those protesting his appearance. But what are the limits of free speech when it comes to campus safety?
May 1968 students’ protest in Berlin.
Probably no other country has struggled as hard to come to terms with its past as Germany. Here's what students contributed to that struggle.
Students across campuses are protesting against racial injustice.
A former activist turned professor says previous student movements may have opened the door for people of color to have greater opportunity but fell short of changing the power structure.
What’s new about black students’ demands?
Beverly Yuen Thompson
Here's what black student activists were asking for 50 years ago. So, what changed?