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Senior Caroline Peyron, president of ICYAL, said the activity was meant to remind students about their right to free speech and assembly and allowed students to write on a giant beach ball over five feet in height. Later in the day, the situation escalated when some students slashed the ball and argued with the organizers.

Free speech activity causes mixed reactions from campus

By Prakriti Panwar, Contributing Writer October 10, 2022
Ithaca College students engaged in heated discussions Oct. 5 on the academic quad outside of Campus Center around a free speech ball set up by the college’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter
President Trump signed an executive order March 21 mandating that federal agencies to not provide funding for colleges and universities that fail to uphold their students free speech rights. Officials at Ithaca College say they do not believe it will have a significant impact on campus.

Trump’s free speech order will have minimal impact on campus

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2019
Officials at Ithaca College believe President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on free speech will have a minimal impact on campus.
Trumps free speech executive order misguided

Trump’s free speech executive order misguided

By Mahad Olad March 25, 2019
But I doubt this flexing will achieve much, considering the fact that Trump’s order can easily be overturned by a democratic administration.
Free speech, inclusivity and open dialogue: A response to Dr. Bradwell

Free speech, inclusivity and open dialogue: A response to Dr. Bradwell

By Mahad Olad, Staff Writer December 11, 2018
We need to recognize that although these conversations may be taxing, they are necessary, and we need to talk about how to effectively approach them.
Editorial: Speech policy must be clear about violation definitions

Editorial: Speech policy must be clear about violation definitions

March 21, 2018
But to meet this lofty goal, the college needs to be even more descriptive in its updated rules — specifically, more clarity in Section II, which lists violations.
Journalists and the Iraq War

Journalists and the Iraq War

By Evan Popp March 20, 2018
But overall, this portrayal is based on the media’s massive oversimplification and exaggeration of many students’ views.
Dave Rubin, political commentator and host of “The Rubin Report” talk show; Cabot Phillips, conservative political activist; and Angela Rulffes, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, led a panel on free speech Feb. 8.

Panel discusses free speech on college campuses

By Sam Haut, Staff Writer February 12, 2018
IC Republicans and IC Young Americans for Liberty hosted a panel on free speech Feb. 8 with Dave Rubin, Cabot Phillips and Angela Rulffes.
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado and the tri-council group created a working group to review free speech policies at Ithaca College.

Working group proposed to review free speech policies at IC

By Ben Kaplan, Staff Writer December 13, 2017
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado and the tri-council group created a working group to review free speech policies at Ithaca College.
Mary Beth Tinker, an advocate for youth rights and the freedom of speech, spoke to the Ithaca College community about her past experiences regarding the freedom of speech.

Free speech activist discusses importance of First Amendment

By Brontë Cook, Contributing Writer September 20, 2017
When she was 13.Mary Beth Tinker and fellow classmates in Des Moines, Iowa, were suspended for wearing black armbands to school in protest of the Vietnam War.
Black Students United at Cornell University interrupted a University Assembly’s meeting to demand changes to the college’s campus code of conduct regarding free speech after a series of racial incidents that happened on or near Cornell Universitys campus.

Cornell Black Students United protests in wake of racial incidents

By Laura O'Brien, Contributing Writer September 20, 2017
Following a series of racially charged events, Black Students United at Cornell University interrupted a University Assembly’s meeting.

Free speech is vital

By Kyle Stewart December 7, 2016
As a nation, we must reaffirm our commitment to freedom of speech. It is through exposure to a range of ideas that people can challenge their own thoughts.
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