[UPDATED] Speakers at commencement ceremonies across the country focus remarks on free speech - FIRE
As FIRE continues to follow commencement addresses at colleges and universities across the nation (and associated controversies, including disinvitations of speakers), we’ve been pleased to note that several speakers have stressed the importance of freedom of expression on college campuses in their remarks. We agree that the university must serve as the “marketplace of ideas” where ideas compete for prominence, and we hope that these institutions take their invited guests’ words to heart — in policies and in practice.