Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus


reviewed by Andrew T. Jacobs - 2006

coverTitle: Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus
Author(s): Donald Alexander Downs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0521839874, Pages: 295, Year: 2005
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In Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus, Donald Alexander Downs argues that U.S. colleges and universities, while pursuing the laudable goals of civility, tolerance, and respect for diversity, have trampled on student and faculty rights to freedom of expression and other liberties. Downs devotes the bulk of his book to case studies of four universities: - Columbia University proposed a sexual misconduct policy that in one form prohibited the accused from having a lawyer present at campus judicial proceedings. In its final form a special administrator was placed in charge of education, prevention, and data collection regarding sexual misconduct as well as adjudication in such proceedings thus improperly mixing advocacy and judicial roles.   - The University of California at Berkeley had a spate of incidents in which left wing students disrupted speakers at campus events, stole student newspapers containing conservative views, and intimidated student journalists. - The University of Pennsylvania came to national attention... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 8, 2006, p. 1579-1582
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12228, Date Accessed: 3/1/2021 8:38:05 AM

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