Category Archive for "Education"

Lindsay Shepherd, my hero

Nov 21 2017

Below are some audio highlights from the reprimanding session between a graduate student, Lindsay Shepard and her supervising faculty at Wilfrid Laurier…

MWO back in action after break

Oct 13 2017

After working on a lengthy research and editing project during the spring and summer, MWO will be working on new projects advocating…

MWO celebrates Free Speech Week, partners with NK defectors

Nov 20 2016

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – In celebration of national Free Speech Week (October 17-21, 2016, www.freespeechweek.org/) Minds Wide Open founder and former alternative weekly…

University says ‘sorry, no safe spaces’ to incoming freshman

Aug 25 2016

Incoming freshman at the University of Chicago received a warning in their acceptance letters; a warning that there will be no warnings…

What the heck is happening on college campuses?

May 26 2016

Two articles on the topic of freedom of expression on college campuses have grabbed my attention of late. Both are well-written and…

University fires newspaper mentor for publishing ‘drown the bunnies’ comment

Feb 10 2016

Here is a disturbing story in today’s New York Times about Mount St. Mary’s University’s (MD) administrator’s efforts to silence its critics. According…

EU youth publish graphic novel exposing limitations on press

Nov 28 2015

  November 28, 2015 – Here is a great story about the European Youth Press and how they created and published a…

Resist the urge to limit speech

Nov 21 2015

November 21, 2015 – A couple of interesting items today deal with self-censorship and the rise in support of limiting speech.  …

Local Jackson paper covers free speech issues, cites MWO

Oct 28 2015

Jackson Hole, WY – Local paper, Planet Jackson Hole, published a nice overview of some recent free speech issues in Jackson Hole,…

JH Community School and MWO celebrate Free Speech Week

Oct 26 2015

Jackson Hole, WY – During the week of October 19, 2015 I spent several days at the Jackson Hole Community School teaching…

Helping youth exposed to conflict understand their rights to freedom of expression in order to build a more peaceful society.