This is the American Association of University Professors flyer which The First Amendment / Higher Education class did not create. However, who would argue that the AAUP does not have every right to create and distribute this flyer on campus? Is it overstated? Obviously. But sometimes that’s the point of the “vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials” protected in the New York Times v Sullivan decision. — Prof. Kovarik.
(1) “Free speech zones” that limit speech to tiny designated areas.
(2) Censorship of all postings on bulletin boards for faculty and students, requiring pre-stamping.
(3) Censorship of everything posted in the dorms.
(4) Offering only about 12 “public” bulletin boards (limited to pre-stamped postings) on the entire campus located in out of the way places where students rarely go like the basement of Heth Hall.
(5) Tight control of all email lists (but open to commercial interests).
(6) Prohibition of anyone handing out flyers or other materials anywhere on campus except from pre-approved tables in and around the Bonnie.
(7) Collaboration with the city to limit the signs students can place on student housing.
[Co-sponsored by RU Chapter of the AAUP]
PROTEST FOR YOUR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH IN A FREE SOCIETY
Mayday: Wed. May 1st
Bonnie Plaza 10 AM to 1