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Photo and story by Ghaliah Almuyidi / Contributing Writer Young Americans for Liberty hosted a free speech history seminar in collaboration with Grassroots Leadership Academy Friday night in the Student Union Building. Young Americans for Liberty is a national organization with many campus chapters. Members strive to spread the education of libertarian values and free speech …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News MTSU College of Media and Entertainment Dean Ken Paulson testified in front of a Congressional committee in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to provide expertise on First Amendment rights and issues on college campuses. While the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx, has considered taking action to prevent censorship …

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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archive  As the new year rolled in, so did new free speech protections for students and faculty on campuses across Tennessee. On May 9, 2017, Gov. Bill Haslam signed the Campus Free Speech Protection Act, a piece of legislation meant to ensure that free speech would be upheld …

Black Lives Matter demonstration

Photo by Tanner Dedmon / Managing Editor MTSU was issued the poorest rating for student free-speech rights by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, also known as, FIRE, on Nov. 1. FIRE is a non-profit organization with the mission to defend the individual rights of students on college campuses. According to FIRE’s website, the rights that the …

Black Lives Matter demonstration

Photo by Tanner Dedmon / Managing Editor MTSU students responded to an inflammatory preacher by organizing counterdemonstrations on campus Wednesday. Just a day after a panel discussed free speech on college campuses and touched on designated free speech zones, a preacher returned Wednesday to read select Bible verses and encourage students to “repent for their sins.” …

Photo Courtesy of Quinlan Odom / Turning Point USA Political education, grassroots activism and re-branding free market ideals are all goals of Turning Point USA on the MTSU campus. Turning Point USA is a nationally recognized political education organization with chapters at over 1,000 college campuses. According to the TPUSA website, some of the group’s main …