Topic: free speech

Trump issues executive order to protect campus free speech

News, University News

Trump issues executive order to protect campus free speech

March 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday afternoon designed to protect “free inquiry” on college campuses, which supporters have called a victory for free speech and opponents have criticized for government overreach.

Miller ’19: Free freedom of speech

Columns, Opinions

Miller ’19: Free freedom of speech

March 20, 2019 2 comments

On March 2, President Donald Trump announced his plan to issue an executive order in favor of free speech at public and private universities. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action conference, Trump outlined his proposal, which would also withhold federal aid to schools that do not comply.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Question Jeb Bush’s politics, not his character

April 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In his April 6 op-ed “Inviting Jeb Bush to speak is irresponsible,” Michael Froid ’21 argues that Jeb Bush should be uninvited because his views are those of a person with low moral character.

Columns, Opinions

Liang ’19: Inviting Jeb Bush to speak is responsible

April 9, 2018 1 comment

Michael Froid ’21 wrote an op-ed published in The Herald on April 6 that argues against the University’s decision to invite Jeb Bush to give the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Debate around Political Theory Project misses the point

March 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

While I admire Associate Professor of History Seth Rockman’s free market ideals regarding Brown’s “marketplace of ideas” mentioned in his recent letter, I believe the general debate of late in The Herald regarding the Political Theory Project signifies what’s wrong with discourse at Brown.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why does the PTP feel the need to pay students?

March 4, 2018 2 comments

Regarding the March 2nd op-ed, “In defense of the Political Theory Project,” by Daniel Shemano ’19: Does The Herald or Shemano have any obligation to disclose that Shemano is paid $500 per semester to participate in PTP programming?

Columns, Opinions

Flynn ’20: What would John Stuart Mill say?

February 28, 2018 1 comment

When speaking on Feb. 13 at Brown, conservative journalist and author Guy Benson faced pushback from students who expressed disappointment with the decision to invite him to speak on campus.


Tomasi: The Political Theory Project and the essence of Brown

February 25, 2018 5 comments

I am the director of Brown’s Political Theory Project.

Columns, Opinions

Mulligan ’19: There’s more to identity than politics

February 14, 2018 4 comments

On Feb. 13, 2018, the Brown Republicans and the Watson Center for International Affairs hosted Guy Benson, who was described as “a political editor at Townhall, frequent Fox News contributor and prominent young voice in the conservative movement.”

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Traitors don’t make good fellows

January 31, 2018 6 comments

It is disheartening to read that Brown students want to offer Chelsea Manning a visiting fellowship at the Watson Institute.