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Students to debate policy, reflect on election

Students to debate policy, reflect on election

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018

The university’s Philosophy Club will host a civil discussion and debate Thursday at 6 p.m. in Forum 2 of the Wright Administration Building. A student-led panel will debate policy issues and reflect on tomorrow’s midterm election. The debate, moderated by Associate Professor of Political Science Matt...

Fall commencement to be ticketed

Fall commencement to be ticketed

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 18, 2017

The Fall commencement ceremony will now require tickets to attend due to safety concerns with overcrowding. “We start to evaluate and predict what the number of people attending will look like early in the process, and it's better for us to plan on using the tickets,” Director of University and Com...

‘Every intent of being open’

The university has updated its policy regarding areas on campus which are designated for “speech and expressive activities.” The locations are the lawn area south of Rice Library, the lawn area between the Physical Activities Center and the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center and the lawn in front of the Health Professions Building. The three areas combined are approximately 1.6 acres of the 1,400 acre campus

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 31, 2016

Freshman Shelby Heins said having zones specific for free speech wasn’t something she would expect to have on a college campus. “We’re paying to go here,” the nursing major said. “So our thoughts should be heard.” As a new student, Heins and several other freshman said they didn’t k...

Faculty discusses outside speakers

Gabi Wy, News Editor

February 5, 2016

Faculty Senate wants to find the balance between protecting university students and protecting First Amendment Rights. Based on complaints concerning Campus Ministry USA’s visit to campus Dec. 7, Faculty Senate discussed a drafted policy addressing potentially offensive speakers on campus Friday...

Illegal downloads could cost students

Rachel Christian

August 29, 2014

Students who illegally download and pirate online content on campus may face more severe consequences, according to a new policy introduced by the Dean of Students Office at the Student Government Association's (SGA) first meeting. The new policy, known as the Student Copyright Infringement Policy,...

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