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Western Campus Considered Free Speech Area

May 5, 2003

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University’s President Al Goldfarb has announced the University will drop its long-standing free speech area policy.

“There is no better place for free and open expression of ideas than a public university. Our entire university represents the ideal of freedom of expression,” Goldfarb said. “I do not believe that we would ever want to restrict free speech to a specific area on the campus.”

On April 29 a group of 30 students protested the revised 1995 campus policy which designated a free speech area and asked for prior notification for its usage for events.

University officials will drop the 1995 policy statement immediately.

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