Is there any place on earth where the free exchange of ideas has received more encouragement than Universities? Well Indiana University Southeast 10 miles north of Louisville has decided to restrict free speech, unless of course you apply for a permit 5 days in advance and limit your speech to a "Free Speech Zone".
[T]he school defended the speech code, expressing concern the exercise of First Amendment rights outside designated zones could disrupt others' pursuit of an education.
“[The guidelines] were intended to provide some guidance on the issue so that those wishing to gather and express an opinion could do so without endangering people or property," the school told FoxNews.com in a statement.
It's not just Indiana University Southeast. Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, prohibits "any act of ridicule...or embarrassment," and Northeastern University, in Boston, prohibits the use of university computer resources to "transmit or make accessible material, which in the sole judgment of the University is offensive."
"This gives the university carte blanche to censor any electronic communication of which it disapproves," Shibley noted. "You're teaching [college students] that they're not equipped to live in a free society." [FoxNews]