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At DePaul, Free Speech Is Out; ‘Fee Speech’ Is In - FIRE
CHICAGO, September 26, 2016—Speech is free at DePaul University, so long as you’re willing to pay for it. That is the regrettable lesson DePaul administrators have taught three separate registered student organizations—the DePaul Socialists, Young Americans for Freedom, and the College Republicans—that sought to exercise their free speech rights on DePaul’s campus this year. Each group had to pay exorbitant “security fees”—or speech taxes—to do so because of the content of their message. On Friday, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) wrote to DePaul, demanding that it honor the explicit free speech promises it makes to its students …