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August 21, 2019

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September 19, 2018

U-M faculty discuss reclaiming oppressive language

A group of University of Michigan faculty members recently gathered at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library for a panel discussion focused on the commercial use of derogatory terms used against targeted groups.

February 19, 2018

Schlissel, faculty, students, media to lead free speech teach-outs

From football players taking a knee during the national anthem to debates over allowing controversial speakers on campuses to the question about rights of immigrant activists, interpretations of the First Amendment right to free speech are front-and-center in many conversations.

November 21, 2017

U-M will consider renting space to white supremacist speaker

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel said Tuesday he made "the difficult decision" to begin discussions between U-M and representatives of white supremacist Richard Spencer to determine whether Spencer will be allowed to rent space to speak on the Ann Arbor campus.

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