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Changing Campus ‘Civility’ Policies: Q&A with Caitlin Grimes - FIRE
Caitlin Grimes is a graduate of Marshall University in West Virginia, where she worked to reform the school’s speech codes. Like many universities, Marshall maintains policies that sacrifice free speech in the name of “civility.” Its policies on harassment and intolerance contain language so vague that nearly everyone on campus could be found guilty of an infraction. Caitlin worked with administrators behind the scenes and helped to cultivate a culture of free speech in the student body. While dealing with bureaucracy was a challenge, she said that fighting for free speech has its rewards as well. “The most exciting thing …