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Topic: Ray Kelly

The effects of the events of Oct. 29, 2013 still loom large one year later. The invitation of Ray Kelly to speak on campus and the subsequent protests ushered in a continuing dialogue on racial dynamics at the University.

University News

Year later, Kelly still fuels campus debates

October 31, 2014 73 comments

The shutdown of the Ray Kelly lecture by student and community member protesters cemented the events of Oct. 29, 2013 in Brown’s collective memory.


Tobolowsky GS: Freedom of expression is for everybody

October 27, 2014 31 comments

There’s nothing wrong with asking whether the freedom of invitation may indeed be in conflict with overall campus freedom of expression.


Miller: Two cheers for academic freedom at Brown

October 1, 2014 45 comments

A truly open campus can exist only when we do not suppress the voices with which we disagree, however painful or disturbing we may find their messages.

University News

Paxson responds to Kelly reports

September 25, 2014 7 comments

Following recommendations outlined by the Committee on the Events of October 29, President Christina Paxson released her response in an email Wednesday.


Mills ’15: The commissioner and the kingpin

April 7, 2014 12 comments

Why did students welcome a kingpin and convicted felon onto the same stage off of which they shouted the police commissioner of America’s largest city?

Members of the Committee on the Events of October 29 attended the meeting, including Terra Laughton ’14, English Professor Amanda Anderso, Dakotah Rice ’16  and Africana Studies Professor Anthony Bogues.

University News

UCS considers Kelly committee report, coal divestment resolution

March 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Four members of the Committee on the Events of October 29 solicited feedback from UCS on the second phase of the committee’s mission.

Ray Kelly committee releases initial report

University News

Ray Kelly committee releases initial report

February 19, 2014 21 comments

When administrators decided to shut down Ray Kelly’s lecture last semester, they did so in part because some feared that protests could turn violent.

University News

Teach-in recounts history of activism

December 5, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Students say past protests have informed current experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Kelly committee seeks ‘dispassionate’ review

November 25, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Oftentimes an event that generates debates and concerns is an opportunity for reflection and positive action.

University News

Janus Forum holds student conversation on protest

November 22, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Organizers said they aimed to spark productive discussion about free speech at Brown.