Law students at Yale University disrupted a speaking event on free speech rights
David Azerrad, Saint Vincent College
Saint Vincent College’s president announced a new public speaker policy after a lecture sponsored by the college was widely criticized as racist
Mike Pence, University of Virginia
The University of Virginia’s student newspaper published an editorial calling for Mike Pence to be “de-platformed” because of his speech
Andy Ngo, Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College moves appearance of right-wing journalist from in-person to Zoom due to security concerns.
Badiucao and Unknown Students, George Washington University
George Washington University’s interim president initially called for discipline against students responsible for displaying posters satirizing the Chinese government, but soon thereafter reversed course in the face of criticism by, among others, the artist responsible for the images displayed
Dorian Abbot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT cancels lecture of scientist opposed to affirmative action and other diversity initiatives, partly due to scientist’s comparison of diversity initiatives to Nazism.
Michael Oren, UC Irvine
A speech by an Israeli diplomat was interrupted by protests by Muslim students.
Karl Rove, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
A prominent Republican strategist was shouted down at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Robert Zoellick, Swarthmore College
Robert Zoellick was a deputy secretary of state under President George W. Bush, and was nominated by Bush as president of the World Bank in 2007. In 2013, Zoellick was invited to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Swarthmore College on June 2. Some students and faculty objected to Zoellick’s participation […]
Ben Carson, Johns Hopkins University
2016 Republican president candidate Ben Carson cancelled his appearance at Johns Hopkins University’s graduation ceremony after an outcry over remarks he made about gay marriage.