News and Perspectives
A law professor's take on the current controversies over free speech on college campuses.
Erwin Chemerinsky says students know too little about the Constitution and the history of free speech, and he thinks they need to understand that the First Amendment has been integral to every advancement of civil rights in America.
But should hateful, disrespectful or bullying words be censored?
For Samuel L. Myers Jr., it’s hard to say which figured more prominently in his early life, swimming or economics.
While both are long-standing interests, only recently have they become intertwined in his professional work. In fact, his background as an African American in swimming has informed his recent research, which explores disparities in drowning rates—disparities that, in some ways, are emblematic of racial inequity as a whole.
Amid a national immigration debate, a new scholarship hopes to support students at the University of Minnesota who may be affected by proposed legislation.
On Friday, the University of Minnesota’s Immigration Response Team launched the Dream Fund, which aims to support student immigrants whose legal status may be at risk, affecting their ability to earn money for college expenses.
Jan 19, 12:00 pm, Murphy Hall, room 100
The Minnesota Journalism Center and the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists present...
What are hate groups? How can they be covered? What are the challenges of covering extremist movements and individuals?