On Thursday and Friday, UNC hosted a conference to evaluate the impact of the Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier decision 25 years ago.
This event, hosted by the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy and the Student Press Law Center, among others, was a proactive step in fostering important discussions on free speech as the Hazelwood decision has made its way onto college campuses.
The University has a long-standing tradition of free expression, making it an appropriate place to host the symposium.
Last year, a ceremony was held to honor those who protested against the Speaker Ban Law in 1963 that barred anyone with communist ties from speaking on the University’s campus.
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