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N.C. law gives student groups more leeway in leadership selection

By William R. Toler [Note: the following was written as an article for the Richmond County Daily Journal.] HAMLET — Student groups at Richmond Community College and public colleges throughout the state now have more autonomy to select their leadership. … Continue reading

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Unlearning Liberty: A must-read to deter the degradation of discourse

By William R. Toler It isn’t hard to see the extreme socio-political polarization running rampant across the purple mountain majesties and amber waves of grain. Left versus right. Black versus white. Us versus them. One new book lays, at least … Continue reading

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College Greens left out of debate

By William R. Toler It isn’t just on the national stage that third-parties find themselves being excluded. A recent debate held at East Carolina University featured speakers representing several student political groups…except the ECU Greens. I was made aware of … Continue reading

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Community colleges earn failing grades on free speech

By Corey Friedman College is supposed to be a marketplace of ideas — a place where students examine a range of diverse viewpoints, champion some and challenge others. At some North Carolina schools, however, robust debate is off the syllabus … Continue reading

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Man sentenced for pamphleteering

By William R. Toler A Florida man will be spending some time in jail for activity that is usually allowed outside a courthouse. Mark Schmidter was found guilty of “indirect criminal contempt” Tuesday for passing out pamphlets in Orlando during … Continue reading

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Community college bans pamphleteering

By William R. Toler A community college student in Ohio was banned from distributing literature that was deemed “offensive” by another student. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Ethel Borel-Donohue passed out flyers to her paralegal classmates … Continue reading

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NCSU Free Expression Tunnel censored by students

By William R. Toler In a bit of First Amendment irony, the Free Expression Tunnel at North Carolina State University was censored by students after “offensive images and slurs” were painted on its walls. According to the college’s paper the … Continue reading

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IndieRegister sponsors student media

By William R. Toler It seems a sweet bit of irony that Corey Friedman and I helped get the Campus Communicator back up and running this week. Why, you may ask, is that ironic? It’s ironic because it happens to … Continue reading

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Are we really free?

By William R. Toler Americans, in general, often laud our freedoms. Usually, the freedoms most openly discussed and debated are those guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America. … Continue reading

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