Free Speech in the Bubble

By Zach Broeren [Photo Credit: Minh Tran ‘24] Free speech has become one of the most hot button topics on college campuses in recent years. Popular internet personalities will stick themselves on campuses to ask questions on free speech, op-eds will be written on media platforms from Fox News to MSNBC, and many other people…

Free Speech: Where Ideology and Group Interests Collide

By Sarah MacKenzie and Paul Djupe Free speech is one of those topics on college campuses that can cause just as much of a stir as observing your one uncle’s reaction to his favorite football team losing. It’s messy and sometimes can be frightening. The controversy that can come from speech on a collegiate platform…

Denison is a Powder Keg? Free Speech in Crisis

By Paul A. Djupe I get asked reasonably often whether there is a free speech crisis on college campuses. Popular concern for speech on college campuses has been stoked by conservative-leaning media, but those stories are built on actual incidents where speakers have been heckled, shouted down, and even their very presence protested from the…

If Men Were Angels: Policy Support At Denison

By Abigail Zofchak, emeritus 127er Hello, old friends. Since I have started working on my Masters of Public Policy, I have thought a lot about how different types of individuals respond to certain policies. Creating public policy is a two-way street. It’s not just about what, but also about who. Can we better understand how…

Free Speech vs Hate Speech at Denison

By Paul A. Djupe A pretty remarkable thing happened yesterday – a Denison freshman appeared on the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News to talk about free speech on campus. Omari Garrett (class of 2021) wrote an op-ed for The Denisonian that served as the inspiration for the invitation, arguing, “Many passively enable white nationalism…