Free Speech

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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 ♥ ✚

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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 ♥★✚

Dear DECADE mentors and DECADE student community, I am writing to  you today with a heavy heart and a humble request for your help in supporting our many students, post-docs, faculty, and staff who are struggling right now. As if 2020 wasn’t hard enough, this past week has pushed many past our limits. We are faced with unconscionable Anti-Black police violence and anti-Chinese xenophobia and threats to the global educational mission of ours and other universities. We know very little about the practical and logistical impacts of these activities and measures right now. What I do know, for certain, however,…

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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

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UC President announces National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

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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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