(from National Review):
By Jesse Saffron
That often seems to be the case. As administrative bloat on campuses has increased in recent decades, so has encroachment by university busybodies. After all, such bureaucrats need to justify their paychecks. So they create diversity offices, multicultural awareness initiatives, freshman indoctrination “orientation” programs, and so forth, which often are hostile to free speech. They also craft student conduct regulations, many of which violate students’ First Amendment rights.
In today’s Pope Center feature, Stephanie Keaveney reports on a case at NC State University involving the school’s overly broad regulation of student “solicitation,” defined by administrators as “distribution of leaflets, brochures or other written material, or oral speech to a passerby, conducted without intent to obtain commercial or private pecuniary gain.” Want to, for instance, pass out copies of the U.S. Constitution? Not so fast. You’ll need prior university approval. CONTINUE READING HERE