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University of Denver Keeps Watchful Eye Over Free Speech Wall—With a Camera - FIRE
The University of Denver (DU) maintains a “free speech wall” for students to use to express themselves in paint—a common feature on college campuses, often taken the form of a wall or a rock. But now, after someone used the wall to paint lyrics from a punk rock song (Minor Threat’s “Guilty of Being White”) and altered a “Black Lives Matter” message, DU has placed restrictions on what the wall may be used for. And they’ve added a camera: Students or organizations are encouraged to identify themselves in the message. We expect our community to stand behind their words and …