Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Opinion "Freedom of the Press Is Still an Issue"

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Opinion "Freedom of the Press Is Still an Issue"

Description

This article addresses the issue of muted free speech on liberal college campuses. It starts with an anecdote from Baylor University, a similar liberal arts school like the University of Richmond, regarding their administration's cracking down on editors, resulting in multiple firings and revocation of scholarships. The article mentions an issue from 1978 with former professor Dr. Robert S. Alley, whose comments "about Jesus...brought down the wrath of a few local Baptist heavyweights." The article also notes that the university receives $300,000 a year from the Virginia Baptists, which keeps beer ads out of the Collegian. The past fall, the Board of Trustees' Student Affairs Committee voted down "guidelines" for the publication. The writer then explains that while UR's administration has allowed them a large measure of freedom, but there are "cute little veiled threats" that writers must still contend with.

Source

"Freedom of the Press Is Still an Issue" The University of Richmond Collegian 67, no. 16 (February 12, 1981): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19810212.2.19&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1981-02-12

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Language

English

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Collegian67.16.6-19810212.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

“Opinion "Freedom of the Press Is Still an Issue",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2842.