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A Message from Chancellor Howard Gillman | Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community ♥

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A Message from Chancellor Gillman | UCI’s Commitment to Inclusion and Equity ♥ ✚

Yesterday a young white man killed eight women in three separate attacks in the Atlanta area. Six of the eight victims were Asian. There has been a long series of attacks on Asians and Asian-Americans across the nation in recent months, fueled by anti-Chinese political rhetoric during the pandemic and emblematic of long-standing discrimination that dates back well into the 19th century. It is possible that yesterday’s tragedy was motivated by anti-Asian sentiment. But we are also learning that it may have been motivated by anti-women violence or sex-worker violence or gender-based violence, which is also on the rise. It…

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2020-2021 Application | Valuing Open and Inclusive Conversation and Engagement (VOICE) Initiative ♥

The UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement is pleased to share the application for the 2020-2021 Valuing Open and Inclusive Conversation and Engagement (VOICE) Initiative. VOICE provides funding for UC students, staff and faculty who are interested in conducting research or coordinating programs and activities that further the mission of the Center. APPLY NOW Free and open discourse is essential to the mission of higher education. The Center explores how the fundamental democratic and academic principles of free speech and civic engagement should enrich the discovery and transmission of knowledge in America’s colleges and universities. Through research,…

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Chancellor Howard Gillman | Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community ♥

Dear Fellow Anteaters: As we start an exciting new academic year, I want to share some thoughts on the protections and norms of free speech on our campus. I deeply believe that it is possible to have robust free speech while treating each other with mutual respect. Freedom of speech is a bedrock value of our constitutional system and is at the core of UCI’s mission. Universities exist to provide the conditions for hard thought and difficult debate so that new knowledge can be generated and individuals can develop the capacity for independent judgment. This cannot happen if universities attempt…

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Graduate Division | A Message for the DECADE Community on Behalf of Graduate Dean Gillian Hayes ♥★✚

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Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community

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National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

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Frequently Asked Questions for University Employees About Possible Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property

Frequently Asked Questions for University Employees About Possible Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” overlay_color=”” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” padding_right=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” center_content=”no” last=”no” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=””][fusion_text] Charles F. Robinson, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs at the University of California, has issued the following FAQ for members of the University of California community,…

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UC President announces National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

The University of California — birthplace of the Free Speech Movement — will open a center in Washington D.C. devoted to research, education and advocacy on issues of free speech and civic engagement.   “Few issues today are more timely, or more challenging, than free speech on our nation’s college campuses,” said UC President Janet Napolitano in her Oct. 26 announcement of the new center. “Our country needs an outlet to grapple with changing views on the First Amendment and what these mean for America and how our democracy functions.” The National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement will…

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Does Disruption Violate Free Speech?

The Chronicle of Higher Education October 17, 2017 By Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky http://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-Disruption-Violate-Free/241470   Does Disruption Violate Free Speech? When student protesters prevented President Michael H. Schill of the University of Oregon from delivering his State of the University speech this month, the group explained, “Free speech is the right of individuals and communities to express themselves without repression from the state. The students are not the state nor the repressors. Taking to the stage and using this platform was an act of free speech — not a violation of it.” It’s not a new argument. When a…

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