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…