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Title IX: A History

It’s one of the government’s most famous (or infamous) policies, but is arguably the least understood. At only around 40 words, it dictates campus activity for millions of students. College students protest for stricter implementation, non-profit foundations argue for portions of its stipulations to be flat-out repealed. It has even been widely written about on this very website.  What law is this? I’m referring, of course, to Title IX.  What is Title IX? Prior to explaining what Title IX was meant to do, it is imperative to know what Title IX actually is. Put simply, Title IX is a policy passed and enforced by the federal government which forbids...

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University of Missouri: It’s Time For Change

As first reported on by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the University of Missouri has recently issued new campus guidelines regarding free speech on their campus. University of Missouri: The Troubled Past For those who may have forgotten, during the last academic year, the University of Missouri received national criticism when pervasive student protests regarding race relations rocked the campus. All of the drama revealed how intolerant of free speech members of the university’s community, including administrators, were. They were willing to involve police officers to handle “hurtful” speech. Unfortunately for Mizzou, the protests during the fall of...

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Harvard Supports Free Speech?

On May 25, Harvard’s Class of 2017 celebrated the end of their academic year with an ironic graduation ceremony. Over the past several years, Harvard has made headlines by having well-known Commencement Day speakers. In the past, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg have addressed the school’s graduating class. This year’s ceremony was no different, as the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, was the primary speaker. However, Zuckerberg’s speech was arguably not the most memorable or headline grabbing of the day. During the ceremony, Harvard’s President Drew Gilpin Faust also gave a speech. In her address, she took time to discuss her university’s...

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