College Students’ Support for Free Speech is Slipping, According to Gallup and Knight

According to a new poll from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, college students are increasingly reporting that their campus climates keep people from sharing their views, among other findings. As Niraj Chokshi writes for the New York Times, “Students may struggle to balance free speech and inclusivity in the abstract, but they overwhelmingly and broadly prefer a learning environment that is open and permits offensive speech to one that is positive and limits it. Still, they increasingly believe that speech is being stifled. Last year, 61 percent said that their campus climate deterred speech, up from 54 percent in 2016.”

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Our Coverage: College Students Value Free Expression In the Abstract, But Not When Pressed For Details

01-28-2020 04:09pm

Fourteen Universities Show How Faculty, Students Can Create Programs That Foster Cooperation Over Conflict

Fourteen universities are joining a new pilot initiative launched by Chicago-based education nonprofit Interfaith Youth Core, bringing together students and faculty on campuses across the country to leverage their diverse beliefs and backgrounds to counter polarization.

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01-16-2020 04:33pm

UCLA Brings Together Engineering and Law Scholars to Study How to Harness Benefits of Emerging Technology

UCLA's new Institute for Technology, Policy, and Law will advance scholarship and address issues at the intersection of technology and the legal system, examining the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, digital free speech and other new technologies on our society.

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01-15-2020 01:34pm

UNC Citation Project Seeks to Improve Public Safety by Exploring Alternatives to Arrest

The Criminal Justice Innovation Lab (CJIL) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Government recently launched The Citation Project, which aims to improve policing practices through rigorous evaluation of citation in lieu of arrest.

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