Perspectives

At the U, a record of upholding free speech, and dissent

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

By Daniel McDonald

As current chair of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, I read with great interest John Kass’ May 2 commentary, “How the left is silencing free speech” on campuses.

One might conclude, based on national news coverage, that the First Amendment has taken some hits on college campuses in recent years. I am pleased to note, however, that my personal experiences attending speeches on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota give alumni and all Minnesotans good reason to be proud of the way free speech is protected at the U.

Read the full commentary on the Star Tribune website.

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